Wild South privet crew on Thompson Creek near Ship Rock on our February workday

Wild South’s next volunteer workday in the Sipsey Wilderness will be

March 18

8:30 a.m. at the Wild South office, 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama

Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org or 256-974-6166.  Volunteers may also meet us at the Thompson Creek trailhead at 9:30 if that is more convenient.

Chinese privet control is physically demanding work.  Expect to hike from Thompson Creek trailhead carrying all tools to beyond Ship Rock, a distance of about 3 miles.  We will work on the point where Thompson and Hubbard Creeks come together to form Sipsey Fork.


  • a daypack with lunch, snacks, drinking water
  • work gloves
  • a hardhat if you have one
  • Epi-Pen if allergy to insect stings is an issue


Tools and hardhats will be provided.

Wear clothes that are comfortable, protective (long pants, sturdy closed-toe boots or shoes) and that you don’t mind getting very dirty.

We are grateful to our individual donors and grants from The National Forest Foundation and the Walker Area Community Foundation for the support that makes our Helping Hands volunteer program possible.