CANCELLED – Mud Creek Live Staking Workday
January 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Due to growing COVID numbers, all Conserving Carolina events are cancelled through January 31st.
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!
We will be live staking along the French Broad River.
Live staking is the practice of planting dormant tree-cuttings into the moist stream bank, where they will root and become young trees in the spring. This technique is commonly used in stream restoration as a way to stabilize the soil, reduce erosion, and improve the stream’s water quality.
What to Bring:
• Leather Work Gloves (if you have a personal pair)
• Small Backpack
• Change of Clothes for drive home (recommended)
What to Wear:
• Face mask
• Closed toed shoes that can navigate off-trail terrain and that can get dirty
• Work pants, long sleeves; dress for the weather
We will be following 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Meredith 828-697-5777 ext. 211.