The Cover it up! Citizen Science project works with volunteers throughout the state who are interested in contributing to more sustainable buckthorn control. The project runs through summer 2022 focuses on forested and woodland areas throughout the state where buckthorn is currently present. Participants remove buckthorn from an area ~ 30 x 40 ft and will establish six 5x5 ft squares within this area where they will replant with native seed mixes containing a variety of grasses, sedges, wildflowers, shrubs and trees. Each summer between 2020-2022, participants will report information about their plots back to the program.