Plant Patrol Past Events

Progress to Date

Plant Patrol had 115 volunteers spend 625 person-hours treating 15 invasive species during 31 work events at 12 locations in Indiana County. Those locations are Blue Spruce Park, Ghost Town Trail, Hoodlebug Trail, IUP South Woods, Jimmy Stewart Airport, Pine Ridge Park, Pond Near Smicksburg, Tanoma AMD Wetlands Educational Site, White Township Recreation Complex, White's Woods Nature Center, YMCA of Indiana County and Yellow Creek State Park. The following table shows the total quantity of each invasive species treated.

Common NameScientific NameTotal Treated
Autumn OliveElaeagnus umbellata212 shrubs
Barberry BushBerberis vulgaris2,461 shrubs
Burning BushEuonymus alatus5 shrubs
Garlic MustardAlliaria petiolata20.5 bushels
Honeysuckle shrubLonicera spp.1,185 shrubs
Japanese StiltgrassMicrostegium vimineum2 bushels
KnotweedPolygonum spp.4,052 sq yards
Mile-a-Minute VinePersicaria perfoliata20.5 bushels
Multiflora RoseRosa multiflora1,436 shrubs
PeriwinkleVinca spp.15 bushels
PrivetLigustrum spp.118 shrubs
Purple LoosestrifeLythrum salicaria3 bushels
ThistleCirsium spp.10 bushels
Tree-of-HeavenAilanthus altissima634 stems
Water ChestnutTrapa natans137 bushels

Yellow Creek State Park

  • Sat, May 25, 2024, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Blue Spruce Park

  • Sun, May 5, 2024, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Yellow Creek State Park

  • Sat, April 13, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Yellow Creek State Park

  • Thu, April 11, 2024, 12:30 – 2:00 pm

White's Woods Nature Center

  • Sat, April 6, 2024, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Tanoma AMD Wetlands Educational Site

  • Sat, March 23, 2024, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Blue Spruce Park

  • Sun, November 5, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

IUP South Woods

  • Sun, October 15, 2023, 1:15 – 3:45 pm

Yellow Creek State Park

  • Sun, September 24, 2023, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

  • Sat, July 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon