Volunteer work day in Sipsey Wilderness & post-privet soiree, Jan. 30

 

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Join us for a day of privet pulling in the Sipsey Wilderness, then for a post-privet soiree afterward!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

8:30 a.m.

Wild South office at 552 Lawrence Street, Moulton, Alabama

This volunteer work day is Day 2 of our annual Wild Winter Weekend.

Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org 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 2 miles then cross the creek to begin work downstream on the west side where we left off in December.  This is a physically demanding activity with lots of kneeling, stooping, bending and p-u-u-u-l-ling.  Participants must be capable of keeping a steady hiking pace while carrying tools.

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.

Back at the Wild South office after the work is done, stay for socializing, food and beverages!

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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