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A scenic view of Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve last fall. (Photo by Jason Meyers, taken from Clifton Gorge's facebook page)

A scenic view of Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve last fall. (Photo by Jason Meyers, taken from Clifton Gorge's facebook page)

Pluck honeysuckle from Clifton Gorge

“Honeysuckle Blitz” will be held at Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 2. Volunteers are needed to help remove the invasive honeysuckle from three areas on the Rim Trail in the preserve, as well as areas in the gorge along the Little Miami River. Registration will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. on the day of the event, with honeysuckle removal taking place from 9 a.m.-noon. Lunch will be held from noon-1:30 p.m., followed by organized hikes until 3 p.m.

Those interested should contact Christine Hadley, president of the Cincinnati Wild Flower Preservation Society, at 513-850-9585 or christinehadley {at} earthlink(.)net to volunteer or for more information. Volunteers should bring gloves and, if desired, pruners, loppers, saws, trimmers and protective gear for power equipment. Tools and safety equipment for those new to battling honeysuckle will be provided.

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