Privet crew in snow

Join Wild South staff and volunteers for privet-pulling on Thompson Creek in the Sipsey Wilderness

Saturday, December 19

Wild South office  in downtown Moulton, Alabama

8:30 a.m.

Sign up at or 256-974-6166

Chinese privet is the most threatening non-native invasive plant species in the Sipsey Wilderness.  From late fall to early spring, privet control is the main focus of Wild South’s volunteer work days.

All tools are provided.

Bring a backpack with

  • lunch, snacks and drinking water
  • work gloves
  • a hardhat if you have one (we’ve got one for you if you don’t)

We will hike in from Thompson Creek trailhead for about 1.5 miles then cross the creek to begin work downstream on the west side where we left off last spring.  This is physically demanding work with lots of kneeling, stooping and bending and p-u-u-u-l-ling.

Dress in layers for the weather and for physical labor:  Long sleeves and pants to protect against briars and sharp tools; sturdy, closed-toe boots suitable for hiking and wetness.

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 made possible by a grant from The National Forest Foundation, a grant from Walker Area Community Foundation and gifts from individual donors.

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