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Carolina Memorial Sanctuary: Invasive Workday

May 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


*RSVP Required*

Background Info:
Put under a conservation easement with Conserving Carolina in 2018, Carolina Memorial Sanctuary is an 11-acre conservation & green cemetery passionate about protecting the land and conserving the environment. In addition to eco-burials, CMS is a public park that improves the land through various conservation projects, including: stream restoration, storm water retention, a pollinator meadow, bluebird boxes, invasive species removal, and native plantings.

Workday Description:
Volunteers will be removing various non-native invasive species, such as Chinese privet, Japanese honeysuckle, and multiflora rose from the sanctuary. Using only mechanical techniques, volunteers will be using pruners, handsaws, and pulling to remove invasive plant species.

Volunteers must be able to walk moderate distances across rough terrain. Tools and gloves will be provided; all materials are sanitized before and after each workday. Plant ID and removal techniques will be taught on-site. You will get dirty, so make sure to wear appropriate clothing.

What to Bring:
• Water
• Snacks/Lunch
• Leather Work Gloves (if you have a personal pair)
• Small Backpack for Carrying Tools
• Change of Clothes for Drive Home (recommended)

What to Wear:
• Face mask
• Closed toed shoes that can navigate off-trail terrain and can get dirty
• Work pants; dress for the weather

COVID-19 Protocol:
We will be following Conserving Carolina’s COVID-19 Standards, this will include:
• Hosting groups no larger than 20 participants
• Providing every volunteer with their own, disinfected, set of tools
• Physical distancing of 6ft+ between every volunteer
• Wearing face masks when around the group

Interested in joining this workday? To RSVP or for more information email [email protected] or call Meredith at 828-697-5777 ext. 211


May 19, 2021
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Conserving Carolina
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Carolina Memorial Sanctuary
195 Blessed Way
Mills River, 28759
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