Support your native pollinators!
On Thursday, July 28th, CMLC staff and AmeriCorps will be joining students from Camplify! to plant milkweed on a CMLC conserved property in Henderson County.
We will be planting three different kinds of milkweed--common, swamp, and butterfly--at the Hyder Pasture property owned and conserved by CMLC.
Hyder Pasture is a beautiful now-restored southern Appalachian mountain bog property located in Flat Rock. In 2013, CMLC acquired the deteriorated bog-site and in 2015, the area underwent a complete rehabilitation in partnership with the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and NC's Clean Water Management Trust Fund.
At the time of purchase, Hyder Pasture was home to one of the rarest plant species in the nation--the bunched arrowhead. Found only in Henderson and Spartanburg counties at 11 sites in the entire world, the bunched arrowhead was on a great decline in Hyder Pasture. Now, Hyder Pasture and its rare plant are thriving and it is a great time to introduce some native pollinators!
Please join us at this service day to install a pollinator patch on this beautiful conserved property.
Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, pants, and should be prepared for the weather. Additionally, volunteers should bring plenty of water and a lunch to eat out on the field. CMLC will provide all gloves, tools, and additional water for the service day.
If you are interested in volunteering for this service day or any other or would like more information, please email Ericka Berg, the Volunteer and Community Engagement Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Camplify!, please visit their website: http://hcylp.org/