Volunteer Workday in Bankhead National Forest, October 20

Join Wild South staff for a day of sandstone glade restoration in the Bankhead National Forest

Saturday, October 20

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

OR

9:15 a.m. at the Corinth glade on Winston County Road 57.  The glade site is on the side of the road on the way to Corinth Recreation Area.

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

A glade is a natural area that is characterized by openness, thin soils, rockiness, herbaceous vegetation, scattered shrubs and patches of trees.  Certain types of plants are found only in the glade eco-system.

Restoration of the glade in the Corinth area of the Bankhead National Forest is an on-going partnership project by Wild South and the Bankhead District of the Forest Service.  We will be removing pine and cedar trees and Chinese privet that have grown in the glade, and hauling woody debris into the surrounding forest.

Botanist Kevin England, who is doing research on the glade, will be there to participate and educate about the unique flora on the glade.

The glade is fairly flat and is easily accessed from the road.  Be prepared for heat if it’s a warm day, slippery rocks if it has rained, very little shade.

Bring

  • drinking water, snacks, lunch (no need to pack a backpack since parking is close-by)
  • work gloves
  • tools if you have them:  hand-pruners, loppers, folding or bow saw (tools will also be provided)
  • bandanna

Wear clothing appropriate for the weather.  Long pants, long sleeves, a hat, sturdy closed-toe boots or sneakers are recommended.

After signing up, meet at the Wild South office at 8:30 if you wish to carpool.  Otherwise, meet at the Corinth glade at 9:15.  Directions to both locations are in the links above.

E-mail or call us if you have questions or to sign up.

Wild South’s Helping Hands volunteer program is funded by our individual donors and by a matching grant from The National Forest Foundation.