Work Party to Remove Invasive Plants at Lakeview Park on Thursday, October 24 at 3:30pm.

The Remove Invasives Partnership (RIP) of Franklin County, the County Parks Department, and Franklin County High School students will conduct a work party to remove invasive plants on Thursday, October 24 at 3:30pm. Participants will focus on removing invasive winter creeper from the trees along the border between the high school and Lakeview Park. Members of the school’s FFA Club, Environmental Club, and other interested students will participate. Students interested in participating should meet at the Carter House directly after school. This event is open to the public. Participants not arriving from the high school should arrive through the park’s main entrance and park near the Carter House. For more information contact Chris Schimmoeller at 502-226-5751 or c.schimmoeller@gmail.com

16 Nov 2019 – Invasive Plant Workshop

Invasive Plant Workshop and Work Party

Saturday, November 16

9:00am to – noon-ish

117 Admirals Landing, Frankfort

Does anyone remember Melodye Park?  Acquired and developed by Louis Horwitz in the late 1930’s, it was Frankfort’s first public park.  Horwitz named it for his daughter.  He owned and operated the nine-acre park and spent his own funds to create fish ponds, boat docks, a waterfall, stone paths, fountains and gardens.  Two pagodas were built large enough so that people could attend dances and concerts and enjoy the beauty of the Kentucky River.  The park was open to the public at no charge.  Closed after extensive flood damage in the 1950’s, the property was subdivided and homes were built.  

Traces of the park still exist and we will be working with one landowner who would like to uncover the remnants on his land at 117 Admiral’s Landing.  Greg Isaacs invites fellow weed warriors to learn how to identify and then clear the winter creeper and bush honeysuckle, Japanese knotweed and Chinese yam that threaten the health of the riparian habitats and the stabilization of the river bank.  

Come prepared to work as we will be clearing invasive plants from around trees and other areas. Work for all abilities and ages will be provided. Please dress appropriately.

26 Oct 2019 workdays at Jospehine Sculpture Park

Land Management Workshop & Work Days: Improving Bird Habitat

October 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

https://josephinesculpturepark.org/event/land-management-workshop-work-days-improving-bird-habitat/

Land Management Workshop & Work Days: How to Build a Better Plant and Pollinator Habitat

October 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

https://josephinesculpturepark.org/event/land-management-workshop-work-days-improving-bird-habitat-2/

18 Oct 2019 – Invasive Plant Workshop

Invasive Plant Workshop and Work Party

Friday, October 18

10am-noon

Cove Spring Park (meet at Sky Trail parking lot near Archery range)

Join biologists and park officials to learn about the ecology of the park and how to identify and treat invasive plant species.  We will be learning about the role of native species in the ecosystem and how non-native species impair the ability of a natural area to function. 

This workshop is designed for homeschool families but is open to the public of all ages.  We will be in areas reforested by Reforest Frankfort.  Come prepared to work as we will be clearing invasive plants from around the trees.  Work for all abilities and ages will be provided.  Please dress appropriately.  This event is cosponsored by Remove Invasives Partnership (RIP) of Franklin County and the Parks Department.

For students, this event would be the equivalent of one science class as well as community service hours. To register/questions contact Chris Schimmoeller c.schimmoeller@gmail.com or 502-226-5751