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HCOA is excited to partner with Kachemak Heritage Land Trust, Homer Soil and Water Conservation District, and Alaska Department of Fish and Game on a collaborative effort bringing together art and conservation! 

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is looking for 15 volunteers who are ready to do some serious physical labor! On Saturday, May 21st, KHLT is working with Homer Council on the Arts and Homer Soil & Water Conservation District to physically remove the invasive Mayday trees (European Bird Cherry) growing along our Calvin & Coyle Nature Trail. Although these trees do have beautiful spring buds, they are poisonous to moose and are invasive which means that they out-compete native plants. We are choosing to remove them physically so that no chemicals are used on our protected land. Once we've downed the trees, we are saving some trunks for a very special series of art classes in partnership with Homer Council on the Arts which will take place over the fall and winter this year.

We are looking for folks who are ready to haul trees along uneven and wet terrain, back-and-forth, along the .5 mile trail. If you are interested in being one of the 15 volunteers helping remove the trees on Saturday, May 21, please contact KHLT's Stewardship Coordinator, Dan Marsden at dan@kachemaklandtrust.org or 907-235-5263.

Where: Meet at the Paul Banks Elementary School Trailhead for the Calvin & Coyle Trail
When: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday, May 21. Please arrive 15 minutes early to be ready for the 10:00 am safety training and work orientation.
What: Invasive Mayday tree removal
Bring: Water bottles, snacks, work gloves, knee-high rubber boots, rain gear, layered clothes, and safety glasses if you have them
*Lunch will be provided*