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Monthly Meetings by Zoom. First Monday of every month from 6-7 pm.

We Remove Invasives 

HC-RIPS

HC-RIPS - Taking Care of Nature

Join HC-RIPS for a rip-roaring Weed Wrangle at Westwood School!

October 7 from 10-2.

 

We’ll bring the tools!

And we’ll show you how to use them.

 

Let’s knock those bad guys out so the kids will have a beautiful woods to explore and learn all about nature.

Contact hsteussy@comcast.net

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We have new Projects:
HC-RIPS has discovered an amazing woodland trail full of outstanding natural treasures – giant oaks, burbling springs and adorable gnome-like skunk cabbages!

Hidden Treasures

Turtlehead

First we need to clear invasives from the Trail of Hidden Treasures. 

Can you help?

We want to convert a neglected wet area into a gorgeous wetland meadow.
 
  • We've raised over $2,000!
  • We've got the seeds selected.
  • Waiting on approval
     
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HC-RIPS envisions Henry County free of invasive plants and full of native plants that support birds, bees and butterflies...as well as people!

We have 3 ongoing projects:

  1. Strike Teams work all winter removing invasive plants from local parks

  2. Landowner Surveys to help them make their properties healthier.

  3. Weed Wrangles bring volunteers together to learn hands-on how to remove invasive plants and then we clear an invaded site.

We provide speakers to public events.

You can contact us:

  • Facebook
  • Bush honeysuckle   

  • Autumn olive           

  • Multiflora Rose  

  • Privet

  • Burning bush      

  • Japanese barberry 

  • Flowering Pear Trees         

               

  • White mulberry       

  • Tree of Heaven        

  • Garlic mustard 

  • Oriental bittersweet 

  • Honeysuckle vine       

  • Wintercreeper            

  • Vinca

Henry County Invasives

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...what it looks like 
(before and after)
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