Chinese privet control on Thompson Creek, Sipsey Wilderness (AL)
Saturday, November 18
8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office (552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama) or 9:15 a.m. at the Thompson Creek trailhead
Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-974-6166.
November 18 will mark the beginning of Wild South’s sixth season of Chinese privet control in the Sipsey Wilderness. Please join us! Chinese privet is the most threatening non-native invasive plant species in the Sipsey Wilderness.
Our workday will begin at the Thompson Creek trailhead on the western side of the Sipsey Wilderness. The group will hike in on Thompson Creek Trail (#206) and go all the way to the confluence with Hubbard Creek, which is about 3 miles. We will carry all our hand tools.
Privet control is physically demanding, dirty, strenuous work. Within the approximately 6-mile roundtrip hike, there will be a lot of bending, stooping, pulling by hand and with tools, and carrying large bundles of privet up out of the floodplain.
As you’ll see by the photos in the link below, there is always time for exploration on our workdays!
Bring a small backpack with lunch, snacks, plenty of drinking water (or water filter); work gloves; a hardhat if you have one.
Wear clothes that are comfortable for hiking, appropriate for the weather, long pants, closed-toe sturdy boots.
We will provide tools, but if you have loppers or hand-pruners, please bring them. We also provide hardhats and safety glasses for those who do not bring their own.
Dogs are not allowed on Wild South work projects.
After signing up, meet the group at the Wild South office or at the trailhead at the times above. Please let us know if you will meet us at the trailhead and include a phone number in your e-mail.
Click HERE to see photos from a privet workday last January.
Wild South’s Helping Hands Program is funded in part by our generous donors and in part by a matching grant from The National Forest Foundation.