Kudzu dig @ Camp Creek
Join us to help remove kudzu and other non-native invasive species from the edge of the Chattooga River! Removing these plants reduces competition for native vegetation and helps restore the natural ecosystem.
We only need a limited number of volunteers for this event. Please sign up to reserve your spot!
What to Expect: We’ll meet at the Walmart in Clayton at 9AM to caravan to the trailhead (if you’re coming from another direction and/or you’re familiar with the area and prefer to meet us at the trailhead, just let us know!). The drive is about 30 minutes from Walmart, which includes about 4 miles on a gravel road. From the trailhead, we’ll hike in about 0.3-0.5 miles down to and along the river. We’ll work for a couple hours digging kudzu roots and pulling vines, as well as digging up other invasive plants such as multiflora rose, honeysuckle, and privet. We’ll break for snacks or lunch by the river and then hike back up to get back to town around 1:00.
Expect to get dirty, and come prepared for the weather and elements! You could run into poison ivy, briars, stinging insects, etc. We recommend sturdy work pants, long sleeves, sunscreen, boots, and a hat.
What to Bring: Work gloves, plenty of water, snacks/lunch, and your own tools if you’d like (we’ll have shovels, mattocks, spades, hand saws, and loppers or hedge shears).
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