In the Cheasty Woods, invasive weeds have so long plagued the forest that significant human intervention is an important part of restoring a healthy ecosystem. Cheasty Woods have been a site of community service contributions from Boy Scouts, like these, as well as myriad other groups, organizations, and businesses in addition to hundreds of hours of neighborhood support.
Volunteers pull out invasive weeds like ivy and blackberry, remove decades worth of garbage from the space, and plant hundreds of plants every year that will grow up to be the forest of the future.
In the meantime, while growing the forest community volunteers also grow our local human community- working together, learning from each other, and sharing our values and aspirations.
At the same time, we benefit from all the gifts of this local forest!