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Lingering dry weather a boon to Tideman Johnson Park volunteers

Folks who care for Tideman Johnson Park took full advantage of the unusually late dry weather, when they met at the boardwalk along Johnson Creek on Saturday, October 6.

“About a dozen of us are out pulling ivy and deadly nightshade (Atropa bella-donna),” reported Marianne Colgrove, co-founder of the Friends of Tideman Johnson.

“Usually, it’s too wet – even in late summer – to get back into the swampy areas,” Colgrove added, “but this year, our first work party of the fall season, we’re able to pull invasive plants out of those areas. Now, compared to last year, it’s looking really great!”

by: DAVID F. ASHTON - Holding a bundle of ivy is Marianne Colgrove, co-founder of Friends of Tideman Johnson Park. Colgrove noted that they welcome the help of volunteers the first Saturday of each month, including on November 3rd and December 1st.

Keep up to date on this volunteer work along the Springwater Trail between Eastmoreland and Ardenwald by going online to: HYPERLINK "http://www.ardenwald.org/committees-topics/fotjp" www.ardenwald.org/committees-topics/fotjp