Help us plant trees at Woodlands Trail!
Through Bayou Rebirth’s Partnership with Woodlands Conservancy and our dedicated volunteers, we have been working towards restoring Woodlands Trail & Park to its native biota through restoration-planting projects. We are asking for your help in our planting projects next month on Saturday, March 3, 24, and 31 from 9am-3pm!
A Short History of the Restoration Project:
(via Woodland’s Conservancy)
Prior to Hurricane Katrina and Rita, three woody, non-native invasive species from Asia, Chinese Tallow, Chinese Privet and Chinaberry were concentrated along stand edges and along canopy openings associated with trails at Woodlands Trail and Park. These invasive species were originally introduced into the Gulf Coast area several decades ago.. Following Hurricane Katrina and Rita’s damage to 80 – 90% of the forest canopy, the invasive species have expanded exponentially. Without aggressive eradication measures, we face a high likelihood that these invaders will continue to penetrate further into the forest and within a decade may dominate the entirety of the forest. Such an invader-dominated forest will have vastly reduced storm buffering, bird habitat and hydrological entrainment functions relative to the pre-Katrina forest.
For more information about volunteering with us, email email@example.com
We are looking forward to see you!