Helping Hands Volunteer Work Day, March 17

Wild South Privet Slayers

Chinese privet control on Thompson Creek in the Sipsey Wilderness

Saturday, March 17

Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166  

Don’t miss out!  Be part of this important work of removing non-native invasive plants from our wilderness.

Here are the details:

Meet at the Wild South office in Moulton (552 Lawrence Street, downtown on the courthouse square) at 8:30 a.m., unless meeting at the Thompson Creek Trailhead works better for you.

Expect to hike about 5 miles roundtrip while carrying hand 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.  The folks in the pictures said to let others know they can 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 Munson Foundation, and by the generosity of our individual donors.

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