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Volunteers Needed to Plant Trees, Shrubs in County Park

Volunteers are needed Oct. 5 and Oct. 7 to work with the Mercer County Park Commission and Friends for the Marsh on the habitat improvement project at John A. Roebling Memorial Park.

Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by the Mercer County administration.

The Mercer County Park Commission and Friends for the Marsh are seeking volunteers for a habitat improvement project that calls for planting native trees and shrubs in John A. Roebling Memorial Park in early October.

Located just outside the City of Trenton, the Roebling Park section of the Abbott Marshlands is part of the Delaware River’s freshwater tidal marsh ecosystem. A section of the park that was once overgrown with invasive plants has now been cleared and is ready for planting.

Volunteers will plant native wildflowers and shrubs that were purchased from the D&R Greenway’s native plant nursery. About 100 plants will be put in the ground. Volunteers are needed to transport trays of plants to the restoration site and to do some planting.

Volunteers are needed Friday, Oct. 5, between 9:30 a.m. and noon, and Sunday, Oct. 7, between 1 and 3 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Spring Lake entrance to Roebling Park, at the cul-de-sac on Sewell Avenue.

The Park Commission will provide shovels and work gloves, but volunteers should feel free to bring their own if they have them. Volunteers should bring water and a snack.

To sign up for planting or for more information, contact County Naturalist Jenn Rogers at (609) 303-0706 or jrogers@mercercounty.org.

 

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