Rochester Looking for Volunteers for Howlett Park


The Rochester City Beautiful Commission is looking for volunteers to help with the removal of invasive plants in Howlett Park on Saturday, May 21st and possibly Sunday May 22nd. Sunday work will only be scheduled if all of the removals are not completed by the end of the day on Saturday. The park is located at the corner of Inglewood and Romeo Road.

Howlett Park in Rochester

Howlett Park in Rochester

Approximately 15 to 20 volunteers are needed to assist the Parks Department staff with the removal of these plants specifically in the wooded area surrounding the pond. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome (over the age of 15, please). The clean up will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day and volunteers can sign up for the full day or a specific timeframe.

Prior to the volunteer event, professionals will identify the specific plantings to be removed. On the volunteer day, depending on size some plantings will need to be dug out of the ground, while small growth can be cut and treated. And, others individuals will be needed to help take the debris to designated areas for removal. No prior experience in invasive removal is needed. Please dress for garden work; ideally long pants and sleeves, closed toed shoes and work gloves. Please bring loppers if you are comfortable using them.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Lynn at with your name along with the number of volunteers in your group and the date and times you are able to help. For questions please contact Lynn at (248) 652-2765.



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