Privet-pulling wilderness workday, January 28!

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Saturday, January 28, day two of our Winter Warmer Weekend.

It’s not too early to sign up!  You can do that here:  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.

And, if we can get some crosscutters signed up, a small group of volunteers will tackle a blowdown on Trail 209 between Trails 204A and 204 on Jan. 28.  If interested, let us know when you sign up.

Here are the details:

Meet at the Wild South office in Moulton 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 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 Community Fund of the Walker Area Community Foundation, a grant from The Munson Foundation, and by the generosity of individual donors.

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