Seven years of it.
That's what it takes to get rid of invasive plants.
A group of volunteers will work on that timeline on Saturday, May 7, when they pull up and cut down multiflora rose, honeysuckle, and other invasive species along the streambank at Rising Sun's Triangle Park.
It didn't take long for a Rising Sun High School student to learn why native tear thumb plants had to be removed from the wetland at Rising Sun's Triangle Park.
"Ow," she said as her legs brushed against one of the plants.
Getting native tear thumb plants out of the park was one job for a group of volunteers who met at the park Wednesday evening, August 12.
Volunteers turned out at Rising Sun’s Triangle Park on Saturday for a litter clean up day. Young children worked alongside adults as part of this clean up day which was coordinated by Rupert Rossetti of the Octoraro Watershed Association. There will be another litter clean up on Stevens Road on Saturday at 9 a.m.
by Lisa Tome
Although it's six months behind schedule, Rising Sun Parks and Recreation Commissioner Travis Marion said Triangle Dog Park is still the talk of the state.
He said the park, which is a partnership between the Town, the Octoraro Watershed Association, and other entities, was a topic of discussion during Cecil County Night in Annapolis last week.
"We are shooting for an early spring opening. We have no date yet, we are waiting for the weather and the ice cover to clear," said Marion.