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Melrose Falls Volunteer Workday

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free
Melrose Falls Kudzu Workday

*RSVP Required*

Background Info:
The Melrose Falls Property is a ~100 acre preserve, housing rare endemic plant species, such as Wild Ginger, and a diverse array of spring wildflowers. 0.5mi down the trail, is a stunning 50ft waterfall that feeds into the North Pacolet River.

Workday Description:
We will be preserving the unique biodiversity of the Melrose Falls property through non-native invasive species removal. In the morning, we will be removing Japanese Kudzu through vine cutting and crown removal – some direct applications of herbicide may be used. Then we will break for lunch by the Melrose waterfall. Following lunch, we will spend our afternoon removing English Ivy through hand pulling, vine cutting, and some direct applications of herbicide.
Volunteers must be able to walk moderate distances across rough terrain. All tools and gloves will be provided. Plant ID and removal techniques will be taught on-site. You will get dirty, so make sure to wear appropriate clothing.

What to Wear:
• Work pants, long sleeves; dress for the weather
• Close-toed shoes

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

Covid-19 Protocol:
We will be following Conserving Carolina’s Covid-19 Standards, this will include:
• Hosting groups no larger than 50 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 if unvaccinated

*Upon RSVP you will receive directions to the site*

RSVP Below

For more information or questions, email volunteer@conservingcarolina.org or call Meredith at 828-697-5777 ext. 211

Details

Date:
July 15
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Conserving Carolina
Phone:
828-697-5777
Email:
info@conservingcarolina.org
Website:
conservingcarolina.org