Clearing Clear Lake: Removing Invasive Plants
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023
When NCLC conserved Clear Lake Habitat Reserve in 2013, it was the last undeveloped dune lake on the Warrenton peninsula, besides Fort Stevens State Park. We immediately began restoring an eroded dune on the property. Today, Clear Lake includes an emerging wetland complete with resident beavers and bald eagles.
Join us Wednesday, Sept. 13, to help us clear invasives from the site and to do stewardship tasks that will help encourage native plants to thrive. This event will have a number of varied tasks that may include: installing fencing to allow willow seedlings to grow above elk browse height; cutting blackberry to release native shrubs and trees; removing yellow flag iris seed pods from the site; controlling isolated parrots feather patches in the wetland; searching for any Scotch broom that may have escaped our stewardship efforts in July; and other tasks that are yet to be determined.
This is a really neat property to explore that is usually closed to public access. Now is the perfect opportunity to experience and help care for it!
What to Bring:
It is recommended you wear long pants/sleeves and rubber boots to this event. It can be sunny and sometimes buggy at this site, so come prepared for both. Also bring water, lunch, and work gloves if you have them. Leather gloves are recommended if you help with blackberry. NCLC will provide tools and snacks. No bathroom onsite and please leave your pets at home.