Wild South Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness
Saturday, November 19
8:30 a.m. at Wild South office in Moulton, Alabama
Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-974-6166
You are invited to volunteer on our first Chinese privet roundup of the season!
Chinese privet is one of the most threatening non-native invasive plant species in the Sipsey Wilderness. Wild South is in our fourth year of a privet control project and are working our way downstream on Thompson Creek on the western side of the Sipsey Wilderness. Enormous impact on the privet population there has been made thanks to our volunteers!
On November 19, we will start in the creek bed and pull privet that grows in the creek bank. Thompson Creek is almost dry because of the drought, which allows us access to clumps of privet we normally cannot get to.
This is physically demanding labor with a lot of stooping, bending and pulling in addition to hiking. We will carry all our hand tools and supplies as we work our way downstream from Thompson Creek bridge.
Bring a backpack with lunch, water and snacks and work gloves. We will provide all the necessary equipment but if you have your own hardhat, please bring it. Same with loppers and hand pruners.
Wear clothing suitable for hiking and protection against briars and sharp tools: closed-toe shoes or boots, long sleeves and long pants are recommended.
After signing up, meet at the Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama (see map link above) at 8:30 a.m. If meeting at the trailhead works better for you, let us know when you sign up.
Wild South’s Helping Hands volunteer program is funded in part by a matching grant from The National Forest Foundation, a grant from the Community Fund of the Walker Area Community Foundation, a grant from The Munson Foundation, and by the generosity of individual donors.