Accotink Gorge Workday
Friday, March 16th, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Meet in the parking lot of the Springfield Costco, 7373 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, VA. FACC will be in the back area of the parking lot, by the trees, between the Costco and the Boston Market.
The Friends of Accotink Creek (FACC) will lead an invasive removal workday and educational tour of Accotink Gorge, an area of significant biodiversity and natural beauty that is threatened by a severe infestation of invasive wisteria. They will be clipping vines in a selected area, in order to free up the canopy. For more information and a history of the invasive management work in this imperiled biological gem, click here.
What to bring: FACC will provide tools, but bring your own clippers, pruners, loppers and pruning saws if you have them. Some of the vines are quite thick!
What to wear: Sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves, bug spray and garden gloves. Workday will go on in light rain.
Caution: There are ticks and poison ivy, and access is down a very steep slope. Bushwhacking skill is needed.