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Melrose Falls Volunteer Work Day
November 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
*Upon RSVP you will receive directions to the site*
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 by removing invasive plant species such as kudzu, multiflora rose, and tree-of-heaven. We will remove these plants 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 Wear:
- Face mask
- Work pants, long sleeves; dress for the weather
- Close-toed shoes
What to Bring:
- Drinking Water
- Snacks / lunch
- Work gloves (if you have a personal pair)
- Small backpack
We will be following Conserving Carolina’s Phase 3 Covid-19 Standards, this will include:
- Hosting groups no larger than 10 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@example.com or call Meredith 828-697-5777 ext. 211.