Wow! That is a lot of Invasives!

Since forming Free the Fern in January 2021, we have been tracking our volunteer hours and invasives removed via a google form. So, I took a look at our totals today.

From January 15 to June 1, 2021, Free the Fern volunteers have spent 256.50 volunteer hours removing:

  • 41,460 L of invasives
  • which is equal to 165 city green bins (120L-360L)
  • or 41 cubic metres of weeds

The types of invasives included (and on some days more than one type was removed):

  • English Ivy (35%)
  • Himalayan Blackberry (26%)
  • Lamium (25%)
  • Common Periwinkle (6%)
  • Italium Arum (6%)
  • Morning Glory (2%)

We have moved 64 wheelbarrows worth of leaf mulch

And planted 91 native plants along the Champlain heights Trail.

Amazing!! Way to go to our Free the Fern Volunteers!

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