Powhatan Springs is having a major makeover. Summer work by the County has drastically reduced the invasive ground cover – it looks almost scary back in the woods (see pictures below). So we thought for Halloween it would be good to get out and take advantage of the County’s work. The removal of the ivy will make it easier to pick up the now exposed trash, plus we can do some planting of native species to restore the ground cover.
So please come out to Powhatan Springs Park on Saturday, October 31, 2015, 10-12 AM for some community trash removal and native species planting. We will have shovels and trash bags on hand. The County will be providing the native species. There may be some clipping tools available in case there are any more bits of ivy to be removed, but better if you can bring some of your own. I assume given the time of year, you will come with gloves and pants that cover your ankles which will help guard against poison ivy exposure – your choice if you want to wear a costume instead, however. Hope to see you there as it is a good way to work up an appetite for trick-or-treating in the evening!
You should be able to find the group easily as we will be at the back end of the Powhatan Springs Park parking lot.
Thanks and look forward to seeing you there!
BMCA Conservation and Beautification Committee