The opening of the park is fast approaching, and the Stewards of Bancroft Eagle’s Nest Park have outlined their goals for 2022.
The Stewards want to recruit more student volunteers and create materials to help with that recruiting. Virginia deCarle will return for a second year to do the Nature Connects program. She was able to do six of the walks last year.
The Stewards will also continue their efforts to combat the spread of LDD moths (formerly known as Gypsy moths) in the park. This spring they are considering using the burlap method, where the moth larvae are caught and removed by tying a burlap sack around a tree and removing the infestation. They completed a moth egg assessment last year.
The Stewards say 2021 was a good year for them as well. They were able to add signage for plant identification, set up QR codes on park signage to encourage donations, and reopened the trails in September.