Once the area is cleared of invasive plants a wetlands area will be created by using the water from the park’s Lake Elizabeth. The Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy won a grant to improve the water quality in Lake Elizabeth. The wetlands will be a natural way to filter the pond’s water, eliminating fish kills and musty odor.
But first, volunteers are needed to clear the area.
They will gather Saturday morning at Lake Elizabeth.Volunteers should wear long pants, boots and gloves. If possible, bring pruners, clippers, weed-eaters with metal blades, axes, and pruning shears.
The Pendleton King Park Foundation is sponsoring the event with partners of the Rotary Club of Augusta, Youth Challenge Academy, the City of Augusta, and The Pendleton King Trust.