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Invasive Species Removal at Bayless Dune

May 15, 2021

Invasive species harm our native habitats by outcompeting native plants, reducing food sources for native insect and bird populations, and sometimes even causing their extinction. A less diverse ecosystem is more susceptible to further disturbances from climate change, disease, and natural disasters. But you can help!
Join us as we celebrate National Invasive Species Awareness Week at Bayless Dune in Miller, IN with Preserve Steward, Tom Cera. We will removing invasive species to beautify this special preserve and improve the quality of the dune habitat. No experience? No worries! Tom will teach you how to identify the invasive plants, as well as best practices for removing them.
Bring your favorite garden gloves if you have them; we’ll have extra on hand if you don’t. We will provide all the necessary equipment and gear, as well as granola bars and water, although we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle.
Please dress appropriately for the weather and come prepared with protective footwear, long pants, long sleeves, hats and sunscreen. There may be poison ivy, mosquitoes, and ticks, but we will have bug spray and TecNu on hand for your protection.
So that we can best plan for the event, please RSVP by calling the office at 219-242-8558 or emailing Volunteer Coordinator Christine Maloney at For information about last minute cancellations, please check Facebook.


May 15, 2021
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Christine Maloney
(219) 242-8558


Bayless Dune Nature Preserve
8975-9047 Indian Boundary, Gary, IN 46403
Gary, IN 46403 United States
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