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William & Mary Wildflower Refuge restoration

Sign at entrance

Decades ago, WNPR took on maintenance of the wildflower refuge at the College of William & Mary, transplanting hundreds of rescued shrubs and perennials in the area. As with any garden, it needs periodic attention to keep invasives at bay, remove trash and tend to the rescues and their offshoots. Low-maintenance plants? Yes. No maintenance plants? Not quite.

As of winter 2011, it looks like the refuge needs at least one good workday. English Ivy & Virginia creeper has started to take hold and the area needs to be generally tended. The gazebo is also in terrible condition.

If you're interested in helping, contact Cortney at 757-291-1500 or

Gazebo at the refuge
Upper path to gazebo
View across the ravine
The stream and path

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