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Ragweed Control Work Day at Caswell Shoals/Pease Park

Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 9:00am to 12:00pm (CT)
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Age LimitTeens & Older
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Ragweed Control Work Day at Caswell Shoals - Pease Park

Ragweed is a native plant that may be perceived as undesirable on stream banks.  It has some benefits such as reducing the effects of direct sunlight on the soil and it likely reduces soil compaction while increasing soil moisture and organic matter.  However, when ragweed growth is very dense it may slow down the establishment of other desirable species.   In these cases, ragweed stems can be bent or cut and left in place as leaf litter.  These techniques give other native plants a better chance of growing while maintaining the benefits that ragweed provides to the soil.

Join us on Saturday, September 21 as we thin stands of ragweed in the Caswell Shoals area of Pease Park. Caswell Shoals is east of Shoal Creek and west of North Lamar Blvd between 22nd & 24th Streets. We will be working in the section south of 24th Street along the bikeway. This project will complete ragweed work in this area that was started on August 24th. 

Please meet at the Stickworks sculpture at 2211 Parkway Street (on the west side of Shoal Creek). We will walk to the site at 2200 North Lamar by crossing the creek at 24th Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. We will provide gloves and tools. 

Thanks for supporting Pease Park Conservancy! We look forward to seeing you.
Requirement Details
Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
Parking DetailsLimited parking is available on Parkway Street just south of 24th Street.
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Location: Meet at the Stickwork sculpture at 2211 Parkway. We will walk across to the site at 2200 North Lamar., 2211 Parkway, Austin, TX 78703