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Durham Parks and Recreation News Flash

Posted on: June 6, 2019

Vegetation Management

Vegetation management work will occur at the following parks throughout June:

  • Forest Hills Park
  • Long Meadow Park
  • Indian Trail Park
  • Westover Park/ West Ellerbe Creek Trail
  • Northgate Park

Facility use at these locations is not expected to be impacted. The work will be limited to wooded areas along the stream bank. This work is weather dependent, and will occur on weekdays during daytime hours. Crews may have chainsaws, backpack sprayers for 'aquatic safe' herbicide applications, and other equipment. Signage will be displayed around active work zones.

This work will help manage invasive vegetation within the conservation easements along stream restoration projects in Durham. The work is required in order to maintain the health and water quality benefits of the conservation easement. Invasive plants can be detrimental to these areas and degrades their ability to function properly. The contractors will be using 'aquatic safe' herbicides which are designed to quickly degrade upon contact with water.

If you have questions or concerns regarding this project, please reach out to Lance Fontaine in the Stormwater & GIS Division - Department of Public Works.

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