Three separate volunteer opportunities are planned in November to remove invasive plants near Chewacla State Park and in the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, or KPNC. To spread awareness about how to identify and remove invasive plants, the City of Auburn Tree Commission has partnered with the park to host invasive plant removal days. Volunteers will work alongside trained staff and Tree Commission members to learn to identify and properly remove common invasives including privet, Elaeagnus, Callery pear, chinaberry, mimosa and other common problem plants. Students can sign up to volunteer on the Office of Sustainability’s GivePulse
. Registering ahead of time is not required, but appreciated to ensure sufficient tools. The invasive plant removal in the KPNC will prepare the area for a collaborative tree planting event planned for January 2022.