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Norman Wilder Forest Non-native Invasive Species Removal Volunteer Workday

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Greg Miner and Cassie Cole high-five
*RSVPs Required*

Background Info:
Norman Wilder Forest is a 185 acre preserve located along HWY 176 between Saluda and Tryon. Norman Wilder Forest is comprised of mature forests, mountain streams, and beautiful wildflowers. The preserve is part of the North Carolina Birding Trail and home to many species including wood warblers, thrushes, and tanagers.

Workday Description:
At this workday, volunteers will work alongside two of Conserving Carolina’s AmeriCorps Project Conserve members to remove non-native invasive species, specifically Japanese kudzu, from the property. Volunteers will use hand tools to remove kudzu crowns from the soil; crowns are vital life support for the plant and their removal is essential in successfully eradicating kudzu.
Volunteers will also cut kudzu vines from trees, which will stop the upward growth of kudzu and free trees from girdling.
Tools and gloves will be provided by Conserving Carolina; all materials are sanitized before and after each workday.

What to Bring:
• Water
• Snacks/Lunch
• 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; dress for the weather

COVID-19 Protocol:
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 volunteer@conservingcarolina.org or call Meredith at 828-697-5777 ext. 211.
This event is in partnership with WNC for the Planet and is part of Earth Month Bingo! To find out more, visit WNCforthePlanet.org.


April 16
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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