AmeriCorps Cleanup at East Bay Road

AmeriCorps15thAnniversaryMonday, December 2, 2013
9:00 am to 12:00 noon
100 East Bay Road, Osterville

On December 2 from 9.00 to Noon a team of AmeriCorps members will be at 100 East Bay Road in Osterville cutting away invasive plants such as bittersweet and greenbriar to provide space for the growth of hollies, viburnum and rhododendrons.  Staghorn sumac and purple loosestrife are targeted for removal as well.  Leaves along the roadside also need to be raked up, bagged and brought to the landfill.  They will also be preparing a planting bed for daylilies along the southwestern shore of the pond.

Barnstable Land Trust is inviting volunteers to join AmeriCorps on this project.  The job is to be performed primarily with hand tools.  Shovels, pitchforks, pick axes, rakes, hoes and loppers will be needed.  AmeriCorps may have some tools to share, but please bring what tools you have.  And don’t forget work gloves and warm clothing.

If you would like to work alongside the team, please contact BLT Land Manager Red Bansfield on his cell phone, (508-868-1715) so that AmeriCorps will expect you.

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AmeriCorps Cape Cod is a full time residential service program dedicated to addressing the natural resource management and disaster preparedness/response needs of the Cape Cod community.  Each year the program recruits thirty-two educated and skilled members to participate in hands-on projects with public, non-profit, and community based organizations.  Members come to projects fully insured and coordinated by AmeriCorps Cape Cod staff.  There is no cost to the community for AmeriCorps Cape Cod services.  Visit their web at www.americorpscapecod.org