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Melrose Falls Volunteer Workday
July 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
The Melrose Falls Property is a ~100 acre preserve located off 176 between Tryon and Saluda, housing rare endemic plant species, such as Wild Ginger, and a diverse array of spring wildflowers. Approximately 0.5mi down the trail, there is a stunning 50ft waterfall that feeds into the North Pacolet River.
We will be preserving the unique biodiversity of the Melrose Falls property by removing non-native 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 directly 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 to work in. Directions to the site will be provided via email after the RSVP period closes.
What to Wear:
Work pants, long sleeves; dress for the weather
What to Bring:
Drinking Water, snacks or lunch
Work gloves (if you have a personal pair)
Small backpack to carry your personal items
RSVP period will close at noon on 07/13/22.
Questions? Email [email protected]