Habitat Restoration and Invasive Plant Removal

What are invasive plants and why do we care?

An invasive plant is a plant species found outside its native range that threatens the survival or reproduction of native plants and animals, reducing biological diversity and causing significant damage to ecosystems, communities, habitats, and native species. Fayetteville parks contain many invasive plant species, including two that are prolific in our parks: Japanese and Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinense).

What can you do to help?

Participate in our events! Fayetteville Parks and Recreation and partner organizations host work days to remove targeted areas and rely heavily on volunteers for this work, which ranges from removal of plants with loppers and shovels, to replanting once invasives are gone.

Events Calendar

Check out our volunteer events calendar for upcoming work days or join our mailing list to be notified when they happen.

Volunteer Today

Volunteer Handbook & Application



Invasive Plants & Native Alternatives

Check out this link for more information on the Invasive Plants Ordinance and a list of Invasive Plants and Native Alternatives.