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Wednesday, June 12, 2024 @ 9:30 PM - 11:00 PM

June Volunteer Planting Happy Hour

The Rail Park - 1300 Noble Street

Join Friends of the Rail Park for a Volunteer Planting Happy at Phase One! We will be planting a monarch and pollinator habitat kit recently granted to us from the Xerces Society.

The eastern monarch butterfly population has declined more than 80% since the 1990s. One of the most significant actions we can take to protect this iconic butterfly and other pollinators is to increase the amount of high quality, pesticide-free habitat across our landscape. The Xerces Society offers habitat kits in the Northeast containing native milkweed and various nectar plants to project partners who are willing to provide the time, labor, and land to create pollinator habitat.  Friends of the Rail Park is especially grateful for this gift. 

Help us to get these plants installed as summer approaches.  Supplies and light refreshments will be provided, but we invite you to bring your own gardening tools if you so please!

Know Before You Go

  • The Rail Park is ADA and wheelchair accessible.
  • You can enter the Rail Park by ramp East of Broad on Noble Street, or by stairs on Callowhill Street between 11th and 12th Streets.
  • The Rail Park is completely outdoors with tree cover only.
  • Masks and hand sanitizer will be available on site during the event.
  • There are no restrooms on site at the park.
  • This event is free and open to the public.
  • If there is rain in the forecast, Friends of the Rail Park may cancel or postpone the event. Please check your email on the day of the event for any updates.
  • Friends of the Rail Park may take photos/videos during the event that may be used for promotional purposes on The Rail Park website, social media pages, and other promotional materials.
  • This volunteering activity requires bending over and working in planting beds. You may get a little dirty! Come prepared with comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes.

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