Worthington News

Earth Day help needed at Moses Wright nature area


Volunteers are needed to help with the Worthington Earth Day project at the Moses Wright Nature Area on Saturday, April 26.

This will be the fifth year for work to be done to protect the natural beauty of the park, which is at the back of East Granville Road Park, 245 E. Granville Road.

In past years, work has been focused on removing invasive species from the park.

More weeding will be done this year, but a new part of the project will be the construction of a natural catch basin, with dry-rock walls and new trees and plants.

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon, according Worthington spokeswoman Anne Brown.

The project is sponsored by the city and Sustainable Worthington.

The Moses Wright Nature Area features some of Worthington's most diversified habitats.

As in other Worthington parks, the native understory of the area has become overrun with honeysuckle and other invasive plant species, which choke out native plants and degrade the natural wildlife habitat, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library.