Leaders in Eradicating Invasive Species

June 17, 2021

Great Challenge, Greatest Opportunity

Warner Parks' greatest resource challenge is the invasive non-native species overtaking the forest floor. In honor of the Parks' 100th birthday, we've set the initiative to be #InvasiveFreeWP by 2027, and will work to re-establish the biodiverse ecosystems and return our beloved park to its original natural state.  

In partnership with Invasive Plant Control, a team of four full-time staff are working year-round to eradicate the invasive plants in Edwin and Percy Warner Parks. These invasive pest plants represent the greatest resource management threat to the native biodiversity of the Parks. Pest plant species to be removed include bush  honeysuckle & privet shrubs, euonymus, and Ailanthus & Paulownia trees. This continued project and improvement will be followed up by enhanced maintenance schedules and the landscaping of native trees and shrubs to ensure a sustainable outcome.  

We've accomplished 650 acres so far, and have approximately 1,940 to go, Warner Parks in it's entirety totaling 3,187 acres.

#InvasiveFreeWP is one of the primary initiatives of our It's My Nature Campaign that seeks to return the Parks to its original splendor. Visit the campaign website to learn more about other key initiatives and accomplishments, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter + follow us on Instagram to learn about upcoming invasive free Pullin' Party volunteer events.

Leaders in Eradicating Invasive Species

June 17, 2021

Great Challenge, Greatest Opportunity

Warner Parks' greatest resource challenge is the invasive non-native species overtaking the forest floor. In honor of the Parks' 100th birthday, we've set the initiative to be #InvasiveFreeWP by 2027, and will work to re-establish the biodiverse ecosystems and return our beloved park to its original natural state.  

In partnership with Invasive Plant Control, a team of four full-time staff are working year-round to eradicate the invasive plants in Edwin and Percy Warner Parks. These invasive pest plants represent the greatest resource management threat to the native biodiversity of the Parks. Pest plant species to be removed include bush  honeysuckle & privet shrubs, euonymus, and Ailanthus & Paulownia trees. This continued project and improvement will be followed up by enhanced maintenance schedules and the landscaping of native trees and shrubs to ensure a sustainable outcome.  

We've accomplished 650 acres so far, and have approximately 1,940 to go, Warner Parks in it's entirety totaling 3,187 acres.

#InvasiveFreeWP is one of the primary initiatives of our It's My Nature Campaign that seeks to return the Parks to its original splendor. Visit the campaign website to learn more about other key initiatives and accomplishments, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter + follow us on Instagram to learn about upcoming invasive free Pullin' Party volunteer events.

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