10/12 Lemon Creek High Marsh Seed Collection

Date: 10/12/2022

Location: Lemon Creek Park (Staten Island) (opens in new tab)
Hylan Blvd. from Sharrott Ave. to Seguine Ave., Staten Island

Meeting Location: Parking Lot at the end of Sanguine Avenue

Description: Volunteer with the Greenbelt Native Plant Center staff for this unique opportunity to help collect Saltmeadow Cordgrass (spartina patens) seed heads to use in future plant production! Spartina patens are crucial flora that make up salt marshes which serve as coastal storm buffers, prevent erosion, and help to filter pollution. The marsh’s fall beauty is expansive and it is common to see many large birds (like egrets, ospreys, and herons) and other marsh wildlife while collecting. Volunteers will wade into the marsh and clip seed heads off the plants using hand clippers and place them into a bag. Come dressed in rubber boots, long pants, sun protection and clothing that can get dirty - the ground in the marsh can be uneven, there is a chance you could get wet (long sleeves are recommended). Please be sure to bring your own water bottle and come prepared for hot and sunny conditions in the marsh. No experience necessary, volunteers will be trained in proper seed collection technique. Space is limited and registration is REQUIRED. Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Schedule:

Day of week Start time End time
Wednesday 12:00 p.m. 3:00pm

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