Pollinator garden MAINTENANCE: Sat 6/6

Challenging, uncertain times call call for hope and ways to give back to the world around us. Our activities may seem small in the grand scheme of problems facing society–but I assure you, they fall directly in line with environmental justice. The spot you pull an invasive plant  today may be the spot a prairie seedling grows tomorrow and when that seedling turns into a mature plant it will provide for literally hundreds of species. I’m reminded of a quote from John Muir:
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”
Hopefully John Muir’s inspiring words have motivated you to help with some cathartic weed pulling! Here are the details for this Saturday morning’s activity:
Saturday, 6/6 from 9:30-10:30am: Pollinator Garden Maintenance at Washington Manor Park: Well, the mosquitoes are back in full force so I thought I would use this opportunity to tackle some of FSC’s more manicured areas (well away from bloodsucking nuisances). Various non-native grasses have invaded an otherwise beautiful new-ish pollinator garden at Washington Manor Park. The more hands we have pulling, the faster this activity will go. Bring: gloves, face covering, your favorite weed pulling tool (if you have one), and other necessities (water, sunscreen, repellent, etc)
Directions: You can find the pollinator garden by walking east through Washington Manor Park (801 N Oak Street). Can’t miss it.
Our groups continue to remain small and we will be adhering to social distancing requirements. Hand sanitizer will be available for volunteer use. Hope to see you all on a (relatively) crisp Saturday morning! 
Jeff-FSC Board Member