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Mouth of Mud Creek: Bradford Pear Removal Workday
May 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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!
Led by two of Conserving Carolina’s AmeriCorps Members, volunteers will be removing Bradford Pear trees from the property. Volunteers will be using pruners, loppers, handsaws, and small amounts of herbicide applied directly to cut-stumps.
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:
• 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
We will be following Conserving Carolina’s 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 protected] or call Meredith at 828-697-5777 ext. 211