From Beth P., here is an update:
|Plenty of work needed on BFMS Nature Trail|
Nine naturalists from BRFAL and the Southwestern Piedmont chapters worked Tuesday, July 14, to clear part of the nature trail at Benjamin Franklin Middle School. Not only did they remove dead-fall from the trail but they pulled or weed whacked Japanese stilt grass in preparation for planting 75 native plants in September. The money for the native plants came from a 'Keep America Beautiful, 30 in 30' grant received by the Southern Piedmont Native Plant campaign and the West Piedmont Planning District Commission. https://keepvirginiabeautiful.org/programs/30-in-30-green-grants/
|Joint project with BRFAL and Southwest Piedmont Chapters|
|Clearing dead-fall and weeds to make way for fall native plantings|
Kathy Fell is developing a web page for this demonstration garden and a flyer for the school about the natives along the trail. Thanks very much for the update, Beth!