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Helping Hands Workday Saturday, December 21
December 21, 2019
Join Wild South staff for a volunteer workday in the Bankhead National Forest and Sipsey Wilderness.
Choose from two project options.
Option 1: Hiking trail maintenance in Sipsey Wilderness, Trails 200 and 202.
Leader: Kim Waites
Details: Work will include campsite rehab and removal of trail blockages caused by blown-down trees. Total hiking distance: approx. 2 miles.
Bring: A daypack with lunch, snacks, water, work gloves, hard hat (if you have one; if not, one will be provided).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 or boots. All tools will be provided.
Contact: email@example.com or call (256) 974-6166. Group size limit is 10.
Meeting time and location: Meet at the Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama at 8:30 a.m. or at the Sipsey Wilderness trailhead at Sipsey Recreation Area on County Road 6 at 9:00 a.m. Please let us know at which location you will meet the group.
No dogs and no smoking, please.
Option 2: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.