Contact: Joanna Wilson, Public Affairs, 302-739-9902.
DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife seeks
volunteers for wildlife area weed-out on Oct. 27
Effort supports Delaware Bayshore Initiative
DOVER (Oct. 11, 2012) – The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife is looking for volunteers to help with an upcoming invasive plant “weed-out” at the Woodland Beach Wildlife Area east of Smyrna.
- Woodland Beach Wineberry Weed-out
9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Oct. 27
Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
Meet at the first boat ramp parking lot on Woodland Beach Road, on left before town View map
Wineberry is an invasive plant that is covering and pushing out native plants in an important wildlife habitat at the Woodland Beach Wildlife Area. This is a unique, rich woods habitat that is uncommon on Delaware's Coastal Plain and harbors a variety of special plants within the Bayshore region, where numerous habitat restoration and enhancement projects are occurring and being planned.
Work gloves will be provided, but volunteers may also bring their own. Volunteers for this project must be at least 15 years old. An adult must accompany volunteers under the age of 16. Those under the age of 18 must provide a parental consent form, which can be printed from the DNREC volunteer website, www.fw.delaware.gov/volunteers.
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. 396