Wild South’s next Helping Hands volunteer workday in the Sipsey Wilderness will be Saturday, February 18. Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-974-6166.
Chinese privet control on Thompson Creek
Meet at the Wild South office in Moulton at 8:30 a.m., unless meeting at the Thompson Creek Trailhead works better for you.
Expect to hike 5 miles roundtrip while carrying tools.
Privet-pulling is physically demanding work that requires hiking, stooping, and pulling privet plants out of the ground and hauling them out of the flood plain.
Bring a backpack with lunch, snacks, drinking water; a hardhat if you have one; work gloves. Wild South provides all tools and personal safety equipment.
Wear clothes suitable for hiking and the weather. Long sleeves, long pants, closed-toe sturdy boots or shoes are recommended. Expect to get VERY DIRTY.
Wild South’s Helping Hands volunteer program is funded in part by a matching grant from The National Forest Foundation, a grant from the Walker Area Community Foundation, a grant from The Munson Foundation, and by the generosity of individual donors.