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Non-Native Invasive Species Removal at Pleasant Grove

September 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Free
Tryon Lot Workday Volunteers

*RSVP Required*

Background Info:
Pleasant Grove is a property owned by Conserving Carolina as of August 2017. It consists of around 110 acres of floodplain and was a dairy in its former life, beginning in the early 1920s. In the mid-2000s, the property was graded and slated to become a residential development known as Seven Falls. That development fell through. Now that Conserving Carolina owns the property, removing non-native invasive species is a priority for increasing the conservation values of the property. Some of the non-native invasive species noted on the property are Japanese honeysuckle, multiflora rose, Japanese knotweed, Chinese silvergrass, autumn olive, and privet.

Workday Description:
Volunteers will be removing various non-native invasive species, such as Chinese privet, Japanese honeysuckle, and multiflora rose from the property. Using only mechanical techniques, volunteers will be using pruners, handsaws, and pulling to remove invasive plant species.

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: Water | Snacks/Lunch | Leather Work Gloves (if you have a personal pair) | Potential change of clothes for drive home (recommended)

What to Wear: Closed toed shoes that can navigate off-trail terrain and can get dirty | work pants; dress for the weather

RSVP Below

*Upon RSVP you will receive directions to the site*

RSVP period ends 3PM 9/21/21.

For more information email [email protected]

Details

Date:
September 23
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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