Work and learn party takes place May 12

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Celebrate National Bird Migration Day with Conserving Carolina on Saturday, May 12, with a day of volunteering and learning.

In the morning, Conserving Carolina will be removing non-native invasive species at the town of Tryon lot, which has eventual plans of becoming a local park. Then, in the afternoon, attendees will learn about spring bird migration from Pam Torlina, the southeast stewardship manager, who is also a bird expert.

Torlina will have some frozen specimens for viewing at the end of the presentation as well.

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Those interested are asked to meet at the IGA in Tryon at 10 a.m., which is directly next to the lot that they will be working in.

Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring lunch and plenty of water. Conserving Carolina will provide extra snacks and water.

Conserving Carolina will also provide all necessary tools, and will teach non-native invasive plant ID.

If you are interested in attending, contact the Conserving Carolina Southeast office to sign up by phone at 828-859-5060 or email

In case of inclement weather, contact the Conserving Carolina Southeast office by 9:30 a.m. on the day of the event or visit the Conserving Carolina Facebook page,, to see if the event will take place.

– Submitted by Olivia Dannemiller