If you’re at all familiar with Delaware Park, then you are probably familiar with Hoyt Lake, Marcy Casino and the Japanese Gardens. Those who frequent the park are also aware that there are lesser known wooded areas that have been going through some drastic changes, especially the ones along the Scajaquada Expressway. The Olmsted Park Conservancy has been busy removing the invasive species that have been growing in amongst the trees.
On the opposite side of Hoyt Lake, there is another wooded area called Rumsey Woods, that is about to undergo a similar effort. The difference is that the project will be a joint effort between the conservancy and a series of non-affiliated parties. Buffalo Niagara 360, The Buffalo B-Team, Buffalo Young CPAs and Freed Maxick and Battaglia will be lending a hand to the cleanup, and the organizers are looking for volunteers to help complete the task.
After the woods are cleared of the invasive species, the group is planning on planting native trees, bushes and shrubs in their place. A series of trails will be added, while existing trails will be uncovered before wood chips are added. The team is also planning on hosting a barbecue and mixer at the end of the event in order to thank the volunteers for their efforts. It’s a one-time cleanup in a specific area where volunteers will be able to see an immediate impact. The Rumsey Woods Project takes place Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 10:00 AM
– 2:00 PM.