The Tennessean News caught us in action at our most recent Lessons on the River, highlighting everything from the safety of removing plants to the ecology of the natural landscape. We’re thankful for the feature and hope we’ve sparked invasive plant awareness in new readers!
The event itself involved twenty volunteers who got to work clearing out one of the biggest enemies to Tennessee’s natural ecosystems – invasive plants. In fact, invasive species like privet annually cost the United States $120 billion in damages to crops and food production.
Thanks to the team effort of our volunteers and guidance from our Education and Outreach Program Manager Jane Polansky and Harpeth River State Park’s Ranger Lisa Housholder, Harpeth River State Park’s Gosset Tract is now ready to regenerate native plants and become a safer home for surrounding plants and wildlife alike.