The outdoors are calling out to us, telling us this is the perfect time for a hike. National Trails Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in June. Organized by the American Hiking Society, this event aims to bring together all trail enthusiasts, young and old, while honoring those who help maintain and preserve hiking trails. Adventures are meant to be shared! National Trails Day is a great opportunity to meet new people in your area and share a fun experience on a local trail.
To celebrate National Trail Hike Day, Tenafly Nature Center will be running a extra session of its forest volunteer program, Forest Defenders. Spend part of your day giving back and supporting our community. Today Tenafly Nature Canter invites you to volunteer and support our natural world by helping to remove a variety of non-native plants that have been encroaching into our forest causing harm to native plants and reducing our biodiversity.
These various plants referred to as Invasive Species can cause myriad damage if left unchecked, from toxifying soil to shading out native plants. For the forest ecosystem to continue functioning, these invaders must be removed.
Help the Tenafly Nature Center eradicate these pesky plants twice a month with the Forest Defenders! Defenders will learn to identify different invasive species and work with our Land Manager to implement various removal techniques.
Forest Defenders is open to adults, teenagers and families. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a guardian. Hours spent with the Forest Defenders are eligible for school volunteer requirements. Projects will be held entirely outdoors, so please dress appropriately. In case of inclement weather, the day will be postponed to the following date.
Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
There is a small charge for visiting non-members. $2/person or $10/family.
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