Weir Farm National Historic Site on Nod Hill Road will host a volunteer invasive plant pull followed by old-fashioned apple cider making on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8:45 to 2, in celebration of National Public Lands Day.
Volunteers will assist National Park Service staff in habitat restoration, removing invasive plants such as garlic mustard and Japanese barberry from the woodlands in the morning. Then they will make and enjoy apple cider to end the day.
Tools, gloves, and water will be provided. Proper attire for the activity includes sturdy, closed-toe shoes, long pants, long sleeves, and hats. Sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle are recommended. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch. This event will take place rain or shine.
Registration is required and space is limited to 20 participants. To register or for more information, call Volunteer Coordinator Andrew Lowe, at 203-834-1896 ext. 11. This opportunity is appropriate for ages 13 and up, with parent or guardian supervision required for those less than 18 years of age. Prior to the event, volunteer agreement forms must be signed by each volunteer, or their legal guardian.