Now that Spring has rounded the corner, and many native plants are blooming, AOA is focused on the stewardship and upkeep of our conservation preserves. The Hunzinger Preserve lies along Big Darby Creek in Pickaway County, conserving 3,400 feet of riparian corridor as well as headwater streams. Acquired by AOA in 2015 as part of our Darby Creek Riparian Corridor Initiative, Hunzinger Preserve forests have been continually enhanced through removal of invasives such as Garlic Mustard, Honeysuckle, Multiflora rose, and Russian Olive, among others. However, there is still more work to be done!
This volunteer workday will primarily focus on the removal of newly sprouted Garlic Mustard and small Honeysuckle which are a continual threat to our native wildflowers and water quality. We will focus on hand-pulling small individual plants within specified priority zones to protect native plant communities.
Time: Meet at 10:00 a.m. or come when you can
What to Bring: Work gloves, snacks, lunch and/or drinks of your choice.
Location: Hunsinger Preserve is located just north of Darbyville, along London Road. Pull off the roadway where you see the AOA signs and follow the grassed access lane along the neighbors lot, as marked by green cones and signs, to the parking site.