Contact: Joanna Wilson, Public Affairs, 302-739-9902
DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeks volunteers
for Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area weed-out on March 11
DOVER (March 6, 2012) – The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help with an invasive plant “weed-out” at the Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area east of Smyrna from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 11.
English ivy and Japanese wisteria vines are stifling native wildlife habitat at this Cedar Swamp Wildlife Area site by climbing trees and creating a ground cover. Volunteers will use hand saws, pruners and loppers to remove vines and free the trees from these invasive plants.
Work gloves, hand saws, pruners and loppers will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own. Volunteers for this project must be at least 15 years old. Anyone volunteering under the age of 18 must provide a parental consent form, which can be printed from the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s volunteer website, www.fw.delaware.gov/volunteers.
Volunteers will meet at the first parking lot on the right on Deakyneville Road. A map is available on the calendar page of the volunteer website above.
For more information or to sign up for this wildlife area project, please contact Lynne Staub at 302-735-3600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to pre-register with contact information in case of inclement weather leading to postponement.
For maps showing the location of volunteer events, parental consent forms or more information on other volunteer opportunities with the DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife, visit www.fw.delaware.gov/volunteers.
This project is part of DNREC’s Bayshore Initiative, a landscape approach to restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat, increase volunteer participation in habitat stewardship projects, enhance low-impact outdoor recreation and ecotourism opportunities, and promote associated environmentally compatible economic development.
Vol. 42, No. 72