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Volunteer workday – Native Garden Expansion at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center

December 5, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Do you have an interest in native plants, creating native habitat, and educating others about the benefits of going native?  Join us from 9:30 AM – 2 PM (or as long as you’re able during that timeframe) at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve, 179 Wood Thrush Lane, Mill Spring.

Walnut Creek Preserve is a 2,100 acre equestrian conservation community, with over 1,500 acres of permanently protected land around 2-miles of Walnut Creek and over 25 of its tributaries. While a private preserve, by invitation and appointment, the preserve offers a monthly educational speaker series with Conserving Carolina at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center and it hosts many other organizations and groups of all ages, like Muddy Sneakers, inspiring appreciation for the natural world.

The next phase of the nature center is to expand the native pollinator gardens, creating more habitat and offering an immersive educational experience.

You can help make this concept come to fruition. The goal is to provide native plant education by the grouping of zones according to wildlife supporting attributes and other interests, such as: Mast Producers, Shade Producers, Berry Producers, Seed and Nectar Producers, Butterfly and Moth Larval Hosts, Native Grasses, Heath Family Species, and Regional, Unique, and Ornamentally Improved Natives.

No experience needed and tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and gardening tools, if you have them (hoes, McLeods, rogue hoes, shovels, etc.).

For this workday, we’ll be clearing brush from the butterfly garden area, planting trees, and spreading mulch.

Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear. Bring a bag lunch and/or snack and plenty of water.

For more information or to sign up contact Lyn at [email protected].

*Walnut Creek Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group).  Thank you.


December 5, 2023
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve
179 Wood Thrush Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756 United States
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