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Tannery Park Volunteer Workday
May 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Tannery Park is a 36 acre park located on the former site of the Transylvania Tannery in the Rosenwald neighborhood of Brevard. This park is supposed to represent a montane alluvial (mountain floodplain) forest but instead it is overrun with a harmful non-native invasive plant species, Chinese privet. These non-native invasives are choking out the typical floodplain trees such as black walnut, black cherry, and sycamore trees. In order to transform this landscape, the non-native invasive species must first be controlled.
We will be reviving this mountain floodplain property by removing non-native invasive plant species such as Chinese privet. We will remove these plants by cutting them at their base and applying a small amount of herbicide directly to the cut surface.
Volunteers must be able to walk limited distances and carry up to 25 lbs we will be dragging the Chinese privet 0.4 miles to the road. Plant ID and removal will be taught on-site.
What to Wear:
Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty
Boots (you might get them muddy)
What to Bring:
Work gloves (if you have them)
RSVP period will close at noon on 05/08/22.
Questions? Email [email protected]