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Spring Cutback & Park Kick Off *Postponed to March 23*

Posted by @northendgrnway on March 7, 2013
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NEW DATE: March 23 – Help clear the way for a new park and greenway! (Photo:

Due to the winter storm that swept through the Valley this week, Spring Cutback has been postponed until Saturday, March 23 when we hope it will be a bit warmer and drier. All other event details remain the same for the 23rd. For all who registered through Eventbrite, we’ll be following up with you by email. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope you can still join in on the fun!  -Suzi & the Northend Greenway Education Committee

With the winter chill still in the air, it’s hard to imagine that spring is right around the corner.

But the first signs of the spring season have already arrived along the future route of the Greenway. You may have noticed early spring bulbs of crocus and daffodils are beginning to emerge all around.

Flowers aren’t the only things popping up. We’re working with the Brookside neighborhood and Hammond Asset Management to kick off Brookside Park, a new pocket park along the route of the Northend Greenway and Blacks Run.

Join us to usher in the new season and pave the way for Brookside Park and the revitalization and restoration of Blacks Run along the greenway. Learn about plants and wildlife along Blacks Run while you help clean up this section. Sign up for our first ever Northend Greenway Spring Cutback & Park Kick Off Day – our first horticultural initiative and volunteer work day!

Thanks to The Natural Garden we’ll also have knowledgeable local experts on hand to guide you – and be safe in the process.

It’s a great opportunity to get outside, have fun, and learn, all while working side-by-side with local horticulturists, landscape designers, gardeners and your neighbors to make way for the upcoming Greenway path and park.

With your help we’ll clean up a beautiful section of the greenway and have fun doing it!

When: Saturday, March 9 *23  (*date postponed due to heavy snow)
Where: Brookside Park, Suter St, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
Schedule: Cutback & Clean Up @ 10:00 am – 12:00 noon  |  Volunteers Lunch @ 12:00 noon
Who:  Everyone welcome and family-friendly
What to wear:  layers, long-sleeves, socks, pants, closed toe shoes 


Can’t make it? Contribute to Spring Cutback and the Greenway’s continued efforts!

During Spring Cutback you will:MAP-SpringCutback
• Join an enthusiastic and dedicated team of volunteers
• Work side-by-side with master gardeners and landscape designers to learn about and remove/trim invasive plants and grasses by hand
• Get to know the ins and outs of the Greenway’s landscape and route
• Help us prepare for a greenway park and path
• Enjoy a free community lunch with other volunteers

How to become a volunteer:
SIGN UP for free on Eventbrite *registration not required, but helpful

We’ll provide:
Work gloves and tools
• Intructions
• Lunch and water
• Fun educators to teach you about the interesting plants and trees that live along the future Greenway

RSVP not required, but recommended so that we can better plan for activities and lunch.

Please email or call Suzi Carter, Program Director, at or (540) 810-7667.


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