Volunteers to plant wildflowers in Roanoke Park

These are examples of the wildflowers that volunteers will be planting this weekend at Roanoke Park. They’ll also plant native grasses and clear invasive plants.

There will be a Roanoke Park clean up, planting and park clearing event Saturday morning with lunch served for the volunteer helpers.

The clean up and planting of native grass and wildflowers starts at 8 a.m. and lasts until noon, the Roanoke Park Conservancy reports.  The trail building work starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until about noon.

Both groups are to meet at the Westport-Roanoke Community Center.

Planting will be at the Volker slope, across from the community center at the bend of Roanoke Drive, where the plan calls for a mix of tall and short prairie grasses mixed with 21 species of wildflowers.

A mix of shade grasses will go in at the Valentine slope, which backs up to Southwest Trafficway at the curve of Madison and 36th streets.

Other work will involve clearing out invasive plants like brush honeysuckle and winter creeper.


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