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Ragweed Control Work Day at 24th Street/Wooten Woods/Pease Park

Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 9:00am to 12:00pm (CT)
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Ragweed Control Work Day at 24th St/Wooten Woods - Pease Park

Ragweed is a native plant that may be perceived as undesirable on stream banks.  It has some benefits such as reducing the effects of direct sunlight on the soil and it likely reduces soil compaction while increasing soil moisture and organic matter.  However, when ragweed growth is very dense it may slow down the establishment of other desirable species.   In these cases, ragweed stems can be bent or cut and left in place as leaf litter.  These techniques give other native plants a better chance of growing while maintaining the benefits that ragweed provides to the soil.

Join us on Saturday, September 14 as we thin stands of ragweed in the 24th St/Wooten Woods area of Pease Park. Wooten Woods is west of Shoal Creek between 24th & 27th Streets. We will be working in the section north of 24th Street along the trail. 

Please meet at the Stickworks sculpture at 2211 Parkway Street (on the west side of Shoal Creek). We will walk northward to the site along the Shoal Creek Trail. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. We will provide gloves and tools. 

Thanks for supporting Pease Park Conservancy! We look forward to seeing you.
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Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
Parking DetailsLimited parking is available on Parkway Street just south of 24th Street.
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Location: Meet at the Stickworks sculpture at 2211 Parkway. We will walk northward on the Shoal Creek Trail, 2211 Parkway, Austin, TX 78703