This May over 100 of you came out to plant 1,500 native trees at Trempealeau Lakes! The diverse species in the floodplain forest will create habitat for native animals, increase biodiversity, improve soil and water quality, and increase the site’s resilience to flooding events. However, Trempealeau Lakes is overrun with woody invasive species which, if left unchecked, would over take the baby trees you just planted. We need your help removing this invasive brush to protect the floodplain forest that is becoming established.
Volunteers and staff will group into teams of three: one cutter, one brush piler, and one herbicide treater. The person cutting the stumps will use a handheld lopper. The piler will haul the brush to a designated location and the treater will apply a small amount of diluted herbicide to the stump to inhibit regrowth. Cutters and treaters should remain close to one another to ensure stumps are not missed. Each team will be assigned an experienced leader to assist with the flow and answer questions. PPE will be provided.
Learn how to identify and eradicate invasive species, habitat management techniques, prescribed burn planning, and equipment operation. Let us know that you're interested in these and we will make sure you leave with new knowledge and skills!
Let Genesis know which day(s) you will attend by registering using the button below. An email will be sent to you with directions and details.
Long drive to the nature preserve? Ride with us!
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Learn how you can sponsor these restoration efforts by emailing [email protected]. We are in need of food to fuel our volunteers, protective gear, handwarmers, and other tools.