Together we can protect Roseville parklands and waterways. Join us on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to noon for a two-part volunteer program at Upper Villa Park to learn what we can do to protect the environment.
We’ll start the morning with a presentation about a partnership between the City of Roseville and Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD) that led to building an innovative water protection project in the park, followed by a hands-on volunteer project to pull Garlic Mustard.
Last November, the city and CRWD installed a water protection system to protect Lake McCarrons by capturing pollution from storm water. CRWD staff will explain the stormwater reuse system and how it collects, filters and reuses runoff to irrigate the ballfields while protecting nearby Lake McCarrons.
Following their presentation, we’ll ask volunteers to help pull Garlic Mustard in the park. Garlic Mustard is an invasive species that crowds out native plants, tree seedlings and woodland plants. It is an aggressive plant that can quickly take over an area. Fortunately garlic mustard can be managed by pulling plants and preventing it from producing seeds.
Groups, individuals, and families are encouraged to participate. People of all ages are welcome and will have a role to play. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Kelly O’Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-792-7028 for information about joining these community building events.
Thanks for your help creating lasting environmental impacts in our parks.