Richmond Hill is Asheville’s only forested park and is a haven for both dogs and their owners. However, several acres of this unique urban ecosystem are overrun by non-native invasive plants. These invasives pose a threat not only to our native plant species but also to our furry friends. Multi-flora rose is among several non-native invasive species present in the park. This rose is from Japan and has very sharp thorns that can harm our pets. Many of these species have the ability to grow at an alarming rate and, if left unchecked, could overgrow the walking and biking paths in Richmond Hill Park. Please join us as we take Richmond Hill Park back and restore native plants, making it a safer and more beautiful place to walk our pets!
Be sure to wear long sleeves and pants as well as closed-toe shoes to this event. We will provide all other equipment necessary! We also ask that you leave your pets at home for this work day. We hope to see you there!