April Stewardship Event: Free the Trees at Skipanon Forest

February 24, 2023

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Free the Trees at Skipanon Forest
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 8
With the North Coast Watershed Association

Join North Coast Land Conservancy and the North Coast Watershed Association as we team up to tackle ivy that’s taking over mature spruce and alder trees near the Skipanon River!

This sitka-spruce swamp habitat is considered globally rare and will benefit greatly from the removal of ivy in that area. We will be using loppers and hand saws to remove this invasive vine. Tools and gloves will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you have some you like to use. We strongly recommend rubber boots and/or waders, as it can be wet and muddy and difficult to get around on the property.

There is no potable water at the site and no toilets. Dogs are not allowed on any NCLC properties.

MEETING SITE: Park on the south end of Dolphin Avenue on the north side of the road barricade. You will access Dolphin Avenue from Fort Stevens Hwy Spur/104S, or from the west side of the parking lot at Dollar Tree/Petco/Staples. Map here.

BRING: You will be accessing ivy trees in a swamp; please wear your rubber boots! You also will want to wear sturdy field clothes that will protect you and that you don’t mind getting muddy. NCLC will provide gloves, loppers, and hand saws, but if you have your own tools and are willing to bring them, please do. Also bring water and your lunch; snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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