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Helping Hands Workday Saturday, November 23
Helping Hands Workday
Saturday, November 23 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Workday Details: Join Wild South staff, wilderness rangers and volunteers for an exciting work day in the Sipsey Wilderness! For this work day there are two projects to choose from.
We will be naturalizing, cleaning and reducing the size of several fire pits along Eagle and Little Ugly creeks. Work is off trail and rugged. Expect about 5 miles round trip with lunch at the waterfalls.
What to Bring: A backpack with work gloves, lunch, snacks, plenty of drinking water. All tools will be provided, but if you have your own work gloves and/or hardhat you’d like to bring, please do! We recommend bringing an Epi-Pen if needed for insect sting allergies. We kindly request no dogs or smoking on workday trips.
What to Wear: Wear clothes you can expect to get dirty with black ash. Wear comfortable clothing that’s both appropriate for the weather, as well as protective against sharp tools and briars. We recommend long pants, and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
Tick Protection: For protection against ticks, we recommend Permanone or Sawyers. These are effective permethrin products to be sprayed on clothing only (NOT on skin), and must be left to dry for 4 hours prior to wearing. These products don’t have a strong odor (like other sprays), allowing you to enjoy all the good smells of the forest.
RSVP Required: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (256) 974-6166. Group size limit is 10. If meeting at the work area works best for you, let us know when signing up.
Privet pulling on Corinth Glade
Meet at the Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama at 8:30 a.m. to carpool or at 9:15 a.m. at the Corinth glade on Winston County Road 57. The work site is on the road just north of the entrance to Corinth Recreation Area.
Sign up at email@example.com or 256-974-6166
A glade is a natural area that is characterized by openness, thin soils, rockiness, herbaceous vegetation, scattered shrubs and patches of trees. Certain types of plants are found only in the glade eco-system.
Restoration of the glade in the Corinth area of the Bankhead National Forest is an on-going partnership project by Wild South and the Bankhead District of the Forest Service. We will be removing Chinese privet that has grown in the glade, and hauling away the cut and pulled plants.
Botanist Kevin England, who is doing research on the glade, will be there to educate about the unique flora on the glade.
The glade is fairly flat and is easily accessed from the road. Be prepared for slippery rocks if it has rained, and very little shade.
- drinking water, snacks, lunch (no need to pack a backpack since parking is close-by)
- work gloves
- tools if you have them: loppers, folding or bow saw (tools will also be provided)
Wear clothing appropriate for the weather. Long pants, long sleeves, a hat, sturdy closed-toe boots or sneakers are recommended.
After signing up, meet at the Wild South office at 8:30 if you wish to carpool. Otherwise, meet at the Corinth glade at 9:15. Please indicate your meet-up locale preference when signing up. Directions to both locations are in the links above.
No dogs or smoking, please.