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Rockland Lake State Park: Invasives Control

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Valley Cottage, NY

Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants, such as oriental bittersweet and honeysuckle, from the park  which are slowly but surely taking over native vegetation. Left unchecked they eventually  destroy native habitats and local ecosystems. We need your help to control and eradicate them.

Invasive plant control events are scheduled from 10am to noon on Saturday, April 22 and Saturday, April 29. Targeted location is the Haverstraw Trail that runs along the Hudson River.

We will be meeting in the main parking lot near the Park Office.

If you would like to help out please email Glenn Sungela a noting which day(s) you can participate. The Park will provide tools - loopers and pruning saws, and participants will get a crash course on what invasive plants are, how to identify them, and how to remove them. Participants will need to fill out and sign a Volunteer Service Agreement if one is not already on file for 2017. Participants under age 18 will need the signature of a parent or guardian. In addition, participants should have:

  • Weather appropriate clothing, preferably layers with long pants and sleeves.
  • Work shoes or hiking boots, work gloves
  • Protective eye-wear (sunglasses are OK)
  • Bug spray and sun protection as needed
  • Water or other beverage for hydration, snacks
  • Afterwards, wash up and check for ticks

Thank you for considering to help preserve and protect our parks. We look forward to saving a tree or ten.


Meet in the main parking lot near the Park Office.

Saturday, April 22, 2017