A hot day in Hampton

Williamsburg Native Plant Rescue Team

The rescue team spent a few hours rescuing again in Hampton on Sunday, June 12, in temperatures pushing 100 degrees, though at least there were periodic breezes. Another plus: it hadn't rained in a few days, so the ground was fairly dry in the woods.

To top it all off, we had plenty of help from the Peninsula Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists and William & Mary's Student Environmental Action Coalition, or SEAC. Among the finds were 17 pots of spicebush that we were able to send with SEAC members to help with their ongoing restoration of the iconic Crim Dell. The student-led project involves removing decades-worth of invasive bamboo, wisteria and other invasives and replacing them with native plants. The ultimate goal is to revitalize the underused spaces as educational refuges for students. It's an awesome project that we are super-pleased to support.

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