Greensboro volunteers work to clear vegetation at area park
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GREENSBORO—Volunteers spent Saturday morning to weed out overgrown vegetation at Fisher Park in Greensboro.
The Piedmont Land Conservancy received a grant from REI to provide gloves and tools for volunteers. The organization says invasive exotic plants in people's yards can spread into parks and wild spaces.
Without regular maintenance, the vegetation will take over the landscape.
"It impairs recreational activities, it impairs the ecology, it makes it hard for wildlife to use it and for people to enjoy it. So periodically, just like in your yard, you have to mow and thin and do whatever, we need this kind of activity in parks in Greensboro and also in native spaces," said Ken Bridle of the Piedmont Land Conservancy.
The Piedmont Land Conservancy reports it will help any neighborhood park in its area with a project. If the community brings the volunteers, the organization will bring the tools.