Stilt Grass Removal Project

September 08, 2019

You're invited to join members of the Buffalo National River Partners in their work to remove an invasive grass species that smothers the native wild flowers.

Here are the particulars:

Stilt Grass Removal Project
Sunday, September 8, 2019
1:30 PM  4:30 PM
Lost Valley Trail (map)
Lost Valley Trail,  Boxley Valley

Volunteers will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the pavilion at Lost Valley Trail to pull and bag stilt grass, an invasive species of grass that smothers the native wild flowers, which have historically been prolific and beautiful along this trail. Stilt grass is easy to pull. Volunteers will need the following:

Work gloves

Personal water bottle for hydration 

Bug spray

Clothing and shoes appropriate for work

You do not have to be a member of the organization to participate, but you will be required to complete national park service volunteer paperwork an then listen to a short explanation of the project and the process before pulling.  This was an easy project, well attended last year.  Hope you will join in...

Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), also known as Nepalese browntop and Asian stiltgrass, replaces native vegetation in a wide range of ecosystems including forested floodplains, forest edges, stream banks, fields, trails, and ditches. It thrives as a weed in lawns and gardens.