Help restore Forest Hill Park’s old Azalea Gardens with Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Reedy Creek Coalition, and Friends of Forest Hill Park. Volunteers will be planting and mulching bare root seedling trees. Don’t worry, instruction for proper planting will be provided. Volunteers will help spread mulch as well. The long term goal is to increase the tree canopy and reduce soil erosion. We will remove English ivy if there is time left after completing the tree planting/mulching tasks.
We will meet at the Stone House at 1 p.m. and walk over to the Azalea Garden.
Late comers will need to come directly to the Old Azalea Garden which is across the street from Brookside Road on Forest Hill Ave. If you park near the Stone House, just walk east (toward town) on Forest Hill Ave. The Old Azalea Garden is at the eastern edge of the park just off of Forest Hill Ave.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear clothing appropriate for outside work – long sleeves, long pants, and close-toed shoes are recommended.
If you have your own garden gloves or favorite tools, please feel free to bring them with you.
This event dovetails nicely with a post on Richmond.com about volunteering in your local parks.