Partners of the Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum are holding the next honeysuckle removal event in Glen Echo Ravine on Saturday, July 30.

Partners of the Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum are holding the next honeysuckle removal event in Glen Echo Ravine on Saturday, July 30.

It will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine.

This session is being led by Friends of the Ravines and will include a helping hand from the city of Columbus, according to spokesman Mike McLaughlin.

Two employees from the recreation and parks department will be present to help cut honeysuckle as well as operate a chipper/shredder.

Volunteers are needed to cut honeysuckle and haul it to the shredder truck while others will remove different types of invasive species.

Crew leaders will be available for any questions and to provide direction.

Those wanting to volunteer should plan to meet at the edge of Glen Echo Park underneath the Indianola Avenue ridge. Steps down to the park are on the east side of the bridge, and parking is available along Indianola Avenue.

Friends of the Ravine will be providing water, sunscreen, access to restroom facilities courtesy of Xenos Christian School's Calumet Campus and other sundries.

Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants and boots or shoes with good traction. Volunteers also might want to bring work gloves, a snack or lunch, and tools such as pruners, handsaws and shovels.

Recreation and Parks personnel will also provide some saws and loppers for use by volunteers.

To ensure a sufficient supply of resources by the event organizers, volunteers are asked to either send Peter Kovarik a message at pkovarik@cscc.edu or call him at 261-0092 prior to July 29.

The Lower Olentangy Urban Arboretum was formed in late 2010 when the Columbus Foundation awarded both the United Crestview Area Neighbors and Friends of the Lower Olen-tangy Watershed grant requests with funds to purchase and plant canopy trees in the areas north and south of the Glen Echo Ravine.

The arboretum's boundaries are Weber Road to the north, North High Street to the west, the railroad tracks to the east and Arcadia Street from North High to Indianola Avenue and then Hudson from Indianola to the railroad tracks to the south.