An environmentally friendly way to remove invasive plants
In the late winter through early spring of 2016, the Friends of Briarlake Forest Park were able to to employ a flock of sheep from Sheep's Work (http://sheepswork.com/)at the park to help us in our battle against invasive plant species. This initiative was made possible by donations from our generous supporters and a $2,500 matching grant from Park Pride, Inc.
The flock arrived on Thursday, February 18th, and they grazed on English ivy and privet in multiple locations in the Park for almost seven weeks. During that time, which was lambing season, seven beautiful baby lambs were born in the Briarlake Forest. The community came out in droves to see the sheep and to watch the lambs scamper about. We were all sad to see them go, but we plan to have them back regularly as part of our invasive plant management strategy.
We want to thank everyone who contributed to the sheep grazing, invasive removal, environmentally friendly park beautification project. And we are in continuous need of support as we continue our efforts to preserve and restore the forest and to design a beautiful park. You can make donations online through Park Pride's website. Simply go to Park Pride’s webpage -- https://interland3.donorperfect.net/webl... and choose "Briarlake Forest" from the dropdown menu of parks to support.