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Mud Creek Volunteer Workday
April 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Previously used as an agricultural site, the Mouth of Mud Creek is a 100+ acre habitat restoration project taken on by Conserving Carolina in 2015. Through several years of restoration work, Conserving Carolina and several partnering organizations have restored this property back to its original ecological function, a natural plain along the French Broad River. This remediation has provided significant ecological benefits, such as creating important habitat for wildlife, a forest buffer along the river, and breeding sites for fish, such as the elusive Muskellunge. Although major construction has been completed, there is still a lot of on-going work to do!
To learn more about this site, the Asheville Citizen Times recently put out a story about the Mouth of Mud Creek: HERE.
We will be promoting the growth of native species by removing non-native invasive plant species, such as Chinese privet and Japanese honeysuckle, along Mud Creek and the French Broad River. We will remove these plants through hand pulling or cutting them at their base and applying a small amount of herbicide to the cut surface.
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 Bring:
Leather Work Gloves (if you have a personal pair)
Change of Clothes for drive home (recommended)
What to Wear:
Closed toed shoes that can navigate off-trail terrain and that can get dirty
Work pants, long sleeves; dress for the weather
RSVP period will close on 04/11/22 at noon.
Questions? Email [email protected]