Spring Cedar Barren Cleanup
TCWP will conduct its spring exotic invasive plant removal at the Oak Ridge Cedar Barren on March 10. Located next to Jefferson Middle School in Oak Ridge, this Barren is a joint project of the City of Oak Ridge, State Natural Areas Division, and TCWP.
One of a few cedar barrens in East Tennessee, the area is subject to invasion by Chinese lespedeza, Japanese privet, autumn olive, mimosa, Nepal grass, multiflora rose, and woody plants that threaten the system¹s prairie grasses. Our efforts will help to eliminate the invasives and other shade-producing plants that prevent the prairie grasses from getting needed sun.
Volunteers should meet in the Jefferson Middle School Parking lot at 9 a.m., with sturdy shoes, loppers, gloves, and water. The work session will conclude at noon with a pizza lunch.
For additional information on TCWP events, contact Executive Director Sandra K. Goss at Sandra@sandrakgoss.comor (865) 583-3967.