Go outside with CMLC on Friday, December 11th from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm!
The primary purpose of this workday is to remove non-native invasive plants from CMLC's Lewis Creek Nature Preserve near Edneyville, NC (directions will be provided once registered).
Lewis Creek is owned and monitored by CMLC, and it is maintained by CMLC staff, AmeriCorps members, and a group of volunteers who have adopted this preserve.
We will be removing non-native invasive plants by cutting with hand pruners and then applying an aquatic safe herbicide. There may also be hand-pulling of smaller non-native invasive plants. Additional projects may be taking place depending on the needs of the nature preserve, such as bog bridge repair, light trail mainenance, and other related preserve management tasks.
The workday will be a great chance to meet others interested in improving and maintaining the lands we love, and it will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about invasive species management, nature preserve management, and other potential volunteer opportunities at CMLC, like the Adopt-a-Preserve Volunteer Corps, a group of volunteers who maintain the Lewis Creek Nature Preserve.
Training will be provided on site. All protective equipment will also be provided along with light snacks and beverages (granola bars and water or tea).
What to bring: Lunch (or a light snack), Water bottle, Long pants and sleeves, Closed toe shoes, Hat (optional), Work gloves (if you have them), Waders or tall rubber boots (if you have them), Rain gear (just in case), Emergency contact information (also, just in case!).
If you would like to sign up for this event, please contact the Volunteer and Community Engagement Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org or click the VolunteerSpot link below!