Saturday, May 7, 2022
9:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT
Location: MacGregor Park, Westfield, Indiana at the intersection of US 31 and SR 38
About this Event
Join the Hamilton County Invasive Species Partnership Strike Team at MacGregor Park! We will be targeting woody species in several areas throughout the park. Please park in the lot shown on the map below with a red X. Herbicide will be used at this event.
This work day is from 9am-12pm. You are welcome to leave at any time, but we ask that all attendees arrive ~15 minutes early to sign in.
All participants are REQUIRED to complete a virtual safety training prior to the event that will take around 20 minutes to complete. A link to the training platform will be emailed to you after registration. Registration links are sent out on a weekly basis.
What is a Strike Team?
A strike team is a team of individuals who participate in "on the ground" efforts to combat invasive species. The HIP Strike Team is a group led by experienced & certified volunteers who provide technical support and labor to remove invasive species at partner sites. These are typically public use sites such as parks, schools, land trusts, nature reserves, etc. The team also may work on other sites when deemed appropriate. We will host several events during a calendar year.
The Strike Team differs from Weed Wrangle efforts. Though similar in format to Weed Wrangles, Strike Team events typically involve a more rigorous hands on approach to invasive control. While both types of events demonstrate the benefits of consistent management over time, Weed Wrangles focus primarily on engaging the public and promoting awareness. Weed Wrangles introduce the public to community based invasive species control with the focus on public outreach, education, recruitment. For most Weed Wrangles, anyone can participate, including children, and training is often hands-on. Participants may have little or no plant ID experience.
Strike team members don't need to have experience or expertise managing invasives. Strike team members will have on the ground training from the more experienced members of HIP, and will be directed to other training resources as needed.
Rules and Other Information
Provided Tools and PPE
We will provide tools, eye protection, and first aid. You will need to bring your own gloves and other protection as listed above. Bringing your own tools and eye protection from home is welcome. Please note that we do not allow any power tools or chainsaws.
21105 MacGregor Park Rd.
Westfield, IN 46074
Thank you for registering for the strike team workday.
Please remember that all volunteers must complete a mandatory safety training prior to the event.
In the coming days, you will receive an email with information to login to the online training platform.
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