Oversee removal of invasive species with the Volunteer Workforce for Invasive Removal

In this ongoing project, begun in 2015 and led by Tim Maywalt, CATS has led civic groups, service groups, CATS trainees, scouts, and summer campers in an effort to: keep the trails passable and less hazardous, maintain cleared meadow areas, and remove invasive species from overtaking the forested areas. CATS volunteers are needed at each of these workdays to lead, and work alongside, volunteers from the community. In addition, help is needed to identify and contact volunteer agencies which could be interested in removing invasive species in our public spaces.

CATS participation in the annual United Way Day of Caring is one example of the project in action.  During the 2016 United Way Day of Caring, 23 volunteers joined a dozen Tree Stewards and Ivy Creek staff working for a half day to protect trees in a meadow along Ivy Creek’s Red Trail. 

Project Leader: Tim Maywalt