Fighting Kudzu in Woodland Park 

Published 11:25 pm Sunday, September 29, 2019

Conserving Carolina and the Tryon Parks Committee teamed up to help fight the unending exotic weeds at the Town of Tryon’s Woodland Park. Kudzu, privet, wisteria and oriental bittersweet are plants that were the targets of their efforts.


“It is amazing what a dozen hard working volunteers can accomplish in a couple of hours,” said Greg Miner, volunteer with Conserving Carolina. The volunteers concentrated their efforts at the Carolina Drive entrance of the park behind the IGA Supermarket parking lot.

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The idea for the cleanup was from Greg Miner with Conserving Carolina. He along with Americorps worker Mallory James helped prep the area to aid the workers in their efforts. 


The folks who volunteered were Karen Bird, Julia Ernst, Vard Henry, Richard Henson, Susie Hursey, Mallory James, John Lane, Ryan Marble, Mark McCall, Joe McConnell, Greg Miner and John Vining.


The volunteer workers encourage citizens to ride by the entrance and see the progress made on this past Wednesday. Unfortunately, there is still more to get done.


Submitted by John Vining



Volunteers proudly stand on a wooded site that two hours earlier was covered in Kudzu.