What can YOU do?
Educate yourself about Kleinstuck via this website.
Add yourself to our email list!
(Email us at stewardsofkleinstuck [at] gmail [dot] com to be added to the list)
Attend a work day (children and dogs are very welcome), even if only for a short time.
Plant Native plants in your yards and garden.
Visit the trail with attention to and appreciation for the plants and creatures living there.
Keep pets from interfering with the areas beyond the trail.
Know and eradicate invasive plants when you can. Here are some of the worst:
- Garlic Mustard: White blooming flower in woodland 6 – 24” (Problem: Shades out native wildflowers and alters soil chemistry. Solution: Pull by hand March – May)
- Morrow’s Honeysuckle: White to Pink blooming shrub in woodland 3 – 8’ (Problem: Shades out native wildflowers. Solution: Pull by hand March – May)
- Winged Wahoo/Burning Bush: Shrub 3-6’ in woodland, “wings” of bark on branches (Problem: Shades out native wildflowers. Solution: Pull out smaller shrubs, cut larger.)
- Asian Bittersweet: Orange seed pod w/red berry on climbing vines up to 6” diameter (Problem: Smothers and chokes trees and surrounding area. Solution: Cut brush and treat stumps with “brush killer” type herbicides)
- Glossy Buckthorn: Round glossy leaves and dark black berries in wetland 3 – 10’ (Problem: Shades out native plants, dries out wetland, changes wetland chemistry. Solution: Cut and treat stumps with herbicide (with WMU personnel leadership).
- Purple Loosestrife: Purple flowers in wetland 3 – 6’ (Problem: Crowds out native plants, dries out wetland, changes wetland chemistry. Solution: Introduce biocontrol: Gallerucella beetles (with WMU personnel leadership).