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Created: 12 August 2010
Updated: 06 October 2015
Published: 12 August 2010
Written by Native
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Volunteer In the Park
We are currently actively engaged in cutting back the invasive Bush Honeysuckle and Wintercreeper that has taken over the park and welcome all helpers, with and without tools. We generally meet in the Park at 8:00am on most Saturdays, with bigger spring and fall work days getting more promotion and attendance. See
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Roanoke Park's hiking / biking / nature trails need attention and periodic string trimming. Primary leaders are Scott Lillis and Brett Shoffner. See Plans > Trails for the Trail Map. Click the following link for the facebook group:
Volunteer For the Park
If bushwhacking isn't your style, there are other ways you can help. You could serve on the Roanoke Park Conservancy board or just chair a specific committee or coordinate an event or project. Contact
An example: Roanoke Park's new playgrounds are the result of a coordinated effort led by park neighbors Rachel Porter and Lindsay Severns involving key contributions from Hufft Projects, the Make it Right Foundation and many interested neighbors.
Have Fun in the Park
And since we're not All Work, there will be social events happening in the Park where neighbors from the Park's surrounding neighborhoods can meet. The Park is where the neighborhoods of Roanoke, Volker, Valentine and Coleman Highlands come together.
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Join us in the Honeysuckle War
Created: 11 August 2010
Updated: 30 August 2012
Published: 11 August 2010
Written by Native
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT In the Great Roanoke Park Honeysuckle War
Groups regularly meet Saturday mornings to engage in organized bushwhacking, from 8 or 9 am to lunch.
Please know however, the Honeysuckle fight is NOT an invitational event:
Restless citizens may engage at will going alone or meet a couple of pals for bushwhacking therapy in Roanoke Park. (If you're using a chain-saw, please have a buddy for safety.)
Bush whackers get bragging rights to the beauty they create.
Click Here For Info on Honeysuckle and its Eradication
Specialized Skills sought:
Seeking heavy-handed pruning skills for initial contacts with honeysuckle.
Herbicide applicators (with gloves) need to follow closely behind.
Contact Kite Singleton or Scott Burnett for Tordon herbicide which needs to be applied to fresh cuts within minutes. (
Information about the Tordon herbicide
Brush pullers to drag the cut brush close to the curb for pick up by parks department.
Sharp-eyed clean up specialists armed only with a trash bag. Along your walks pick up some now visible trash within the newly trimmed zones.
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