Volunteers, It’s Privet Roundup Time! Nov. 17

Privet Matt Scott

Wild South Volunteer Workday in Sipsey Wilderness

Saturday, November 17

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

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

You are invited to volunteer on our first Chinese privet control workday of the season!

Chinese privet is one of the most threatening non-native invasive plant species in the Sipsey Wilderness.  Wild South is in our sixth  year of a privet control project and are working our way downstream on Thompson Creek on the western side  of the Sipsey Wilderness.  Enormous impact on the privet population there has been made thanks to our volunteers!

This is physically demanding labor with a lot of stooping, bending and pulling in addition to hiking.  We will carry all our hand tools Privet Helen Theresaand supplies as we work our way downstream from Thompson Creek bridge.

Bring a backpack with lunch, water and snacks and work gloves.  We will provide all the necessary equipment but if you have your own hardhat, please bring it.  Same with loppers and hand pruners.

Wear clothing suitable for hiking and protection against briars and sharp tools:  closed-toe shoes or boots, long sleeves and long pants are recommended.  Expect to get very dirty!

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.

Wild South’s Helping Hands volunteer program is funded in part by a matching grant from The National Forest Foundation, and by the generosity of individual donors.

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