Invasive removal project at FENCE May 23

Published 5:57 pm Friday, May 11, 2012

FENCE will host an invasive species removal project on Wednesday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
According to organizers, invasive species destroy countless acres of native habitat. They often decrease or eliminate the biodiversity that exist within these ecosystems. Removing invasives helps to restore that biodiversity, organizers said.
FENCE is partnering with AmeriCorps Project Conserve (a service organization that focuses on conservation efforts in Western North Carolina) and local community members to remove invasive species along the Wildwood Trail. Community members are sought to help out on this service day.
FENCE will supply equipment and supplies needed for the project, but volunteers can bring any personal gardening tools and gloves that they wish to use. Volunteers should also bring their own water bottles and lunches.
Because of the poison ivy and thorny bushes present on the trail, FENCE recommends volunteers wear long sleeves and pants.
If you are interested in participating in this service project, contact Kristy Burja, AmeriCorps Nature Education Assistant, at 828-859-9021, ext. 13 or email
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