Grab your shovels and get your hands dirty for Earth Day. Come plant trees at the Burning Lake area at Pickerington Ponds on Saturday, April 13. In addition to helping create a wooded oasis at Burning Lake, volunteers will also take a tour of the 180-acre area afterward.
Meet us at the Burning Lake parking lot, located at 4432 Gender Road, Canal Winchester, at 9am on Saturday, April 13. We’ll plant 2,000 trees, donated by Green Columbus, to reforest the area. Please register on the Green Columbus website and bring a shovel and work gloves. Metro Parks will provide water.
With your help, Metro Parks will plant seedlings of native deciduous trees, including various species of oaks, silver maples, sumac, spicebush and dogwoods.
By planting these trees, you’re helping Metro Parks restore Burning Lake to its natural habitat of wetlands, hardwood swamps and wooded areas. In the last two years, Metro Parks has created 2.5-acres of ponds for recreation and wildlife.