Using a weed wrench at the Jan 28 Privet Pull.


Wild South’s next Helping Hands volunteer workday in the Sipsey Wilderness will be Saturday, February 18.  Sign up at or 256-974-6166.

Chinese privet control on Thompson Creek

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 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.  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 Walker Area Community Foundation, a grant from The Munson Foundation, and by the generosity of individual donors.


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