Maintenance at our Native Plant Nursery
For safety, volunteers are required to wear:
- Long pants
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes
- Gloves (provided)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
- Warm layers
- Rain gear
- Big sack lunch
- At least one full water bottle
- Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc.
The Greenway Native Plant Nursery is home to nearly 15,000 native trees and shrubs. The trees and shrubs at the nursery are potted by volunteers and will grow for 1-2 years before being planted in parks and forests along I-90. These trees and shrubs are an important part of keeping our natural areas healthy. To ensure a happy 1-2 years for these potted plants, it is essential to keep our nursery in good shape. During the event, volunteers will learn and take charge of nursery maintenance activities such as weeding and debris removal, and also partake in pulling invasive species and planting a native buffer along the perimeter of the nursery.