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Helping Hands volunteer workday in Sipsey Wilderness, Jan. 19
January 19 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Please note that the date of this project has changed from Saturday, Jan. 18 to Sunday, Jan. 19 because of predicted high chance of thunderstorms.
Chinese privet control project on Thompson Creek, Sipsey Wilderness (AL)
Sunday, January 19
8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office (552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama) or 9:30 a.m. at the Thompson Creek trailhead
Sign up at email@example.com or 256-974-6166.
Chinese privet is the most threatening non-native invasive plant species in the Sipsey Wilderness.
Privet control is physically demanding, dirty, strenuous work that requires a lot of bending, stooping, pulling by hand and with tools, and carrying large bundles of privet up out of the floodplain.
Come join the fun!
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. There will be lots of mud!
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.
No dogs and no smoking, please, on Wild South work projects.
After signing up, meet the group at the Wild South office or at the trailhead by the times above. Please let us know if you will meet us at the trailhead and include a phone number in your e-mail.