Volunteer Workday in Bankhead NF (AL), Feb. 16

the glade-iator

Wild South Presents….Return of the Glade-iator!

Glade restoration at Indian Tomb Hollow

Saturday, February 16   9:00 a.m. at the Wild South office or 9:30 at the glade

Sign up at janice@wildsouth.org.

The entrance to Indian Tomb Hollow on Alexander Motorway in the Bankhead National Forest is a limestone glade.  In 2005, Wild South volunteers removed many decades worth of trash from the glade then the Forest Service blocked it to keep out further dumping and atv access.  The glade is home to rare plants and is in need of restoration.  On February 16, Wild South’s Helping Hands volunteers will partner with Forest Service personnel to remove privet (dead and living) and other woody debris from the glade.  Many of you volunteers are already familiar with this type of work from our projects on the Balls Mountain and Round Mountain glades.

Only 10 volunteers are needed for the glade project, but we are hoping for enough sign-ups to also allow for a maintenance crew on a trail in Sipsey Wilderness or privet-pulling on Thompson Creek Trail.   Meet up time for these overflow projects is the usual 8:30 at the Wild South office.

Tools will be provided, but if you have your own hardhat, loppers, pruners or a small saw you’d like to bring, please do!

Bring a backpack with lunch, snacks, drinking water; work gloves.

Wear clothes that are layered for comfort, bring rain gear if rain is in the forecast.  Long pants, long sleeves and sturdy boots that protect feet from sharp and hacking tools are strongly recommended.

After signing up, meet the crew at the Wild South office at 11312 AL Highway 33, Moulton, AL, intersection of Highways 33 and 36.  Or let us know if you prefer to meet us at the trailhead.

Photos from our January 19 workday:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/forests4life/8408395963/

Wild South’s Helping Hands volunteer program is funded by the generosity of our individual donors, by a grant from The National Forest Foundation, and by a grant from the General Fund of the Walker Area Community Foundation.

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