Resoration of the Lower Burke Estate
Our work has only been possible due to the devoted efforts of community volunteers.
If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail us at email@example.com and say you want to get involved at the Burke!
A small group of volunteers manages the restoration of the lower Burke Estate. They target:
Protecting existing native plant populations
Mitigating impacts of invasive species
Maintaining paths and public accessibility
Managing trash and yard waste dumping
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Work so far
Protected Deer Exclosures
The overpopulated White Tailed Deer selectively feed on native plants, fencing the deer out (exclosures) gives habitat back to our regionally appropriate plants and insects.
4'x4' deer exclosures built by HHS AP Environmental Science students
Cattail deer exclosure made of reclaimed materials
Throughout the year, trails are opened and maintained to enable access by both humans and wildlife.
Conservation and Stewardship
As the invasive plants have overtaken the Lower Burke, the existing native ecosystem has suffered. Volunteers steward the land through targeted invasive removal and plant management.
A grove of native Bebb's Willow (Salix bebbiana) which is stewarded by volunteers