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Ijams Miller Building Parking Lot

Weed Warriors Public Workday at Ijams Rock Garden 1/15/21 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Help the Ijams Natural Resource Team protect and beautify Ijams!**

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Weed Warriors Public Workday at Ijams Rock Garden 1/15/21 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)

Time & Location

Jan 15, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Ijams Miller Building Parking Lot, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA

About the Event

**NOTE: This session is limited to 15 participants. If you are not registered and there are 15 participants, you will be asked to come another time or will be given a different assignment.

In 1910, Harry (HP) Ijams, an illustrator and ornithologist, and his wife, Alice Yoe Ijams, an avid gardener, purchased 20 acres of land along the Tennessee River to raise their four girls. Alice became Knoxville's leading horticulturist and its "First Lady of Garden Clubs." HP placed the rocks and Alice designed an extensive woodland garden to showcase native wildflowers on the Ijams family homesite.

Help the Ijams Natural Resource team remove English ivy and other invasive species from this beautiful, historic space!

Volunteers will meet at the parking lot near the Miller Building (Ijams family homesite).  To get there, enter Ijams' main entrance and immediately turn left on the interior access road to get to the parking area closest to the Miller Building. Wear closed-toed shoes, long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect yourself from thorns and poison ivy. BRING WATER!

Ijams Weed Warriors workdays are designed to give volunteers hands-on experience with invasive species removal techniques and expand their knowledge of invasive plants, their history and impact on native habitats, native replacement options, and more. This program is made possible by the Aslan Foundation.

Please bring the following: water, appropriate clothing/footwear, and a mask if you have one (the Ijams Visitor Center has simple disposable masks if you come without one). Masks will only be necessary when we are within six feet of each other. If you are exhibiting any sign of fever or illness, do not participate in this workday. Tools and gloves will be provided.

Meeting Spot: Ijams Miller Building Parking Lot (Ijams Family Homesite)

2915 Island Home Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920

Those who are under 16 years old cannot volunteer by themselves at Ijams; they must be accompanied by an adult for all volunteer opportunities.

Those who are 16 & 17 can participate in public volunteer workdays as long as they have a parent's or guardian's permission. Please email sshorey@ijams.org for the permission sheet. Thank you!

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