“Lessons of the Kudzu Warriors” at Walnut Creek Preserve

Published 11:01 am Friday, March 8, 2024

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MILL SPRING—Conserving Carolina invites the community to a free lecture entitled “Lessons of the Kudzu Warriors – Tales from the Front Lines of the Battle with Invasive Plants,” presented by veteran Conserving Carolina Kudzu Warriors, Clyde Younkin, Greg Miner and Don Dicey. The event will take place on Saturday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Anne Elizabeth Suratt Nature Center at Walnut Creek Preserve in Mill Spring. 

Since 2011, a small group of dedicated volunteers have been removing non-native and invasive plants from Conserving Carolina’s Norman Wilder Forest preserve. Over the years, the volunteer group has gained a large amount of hands-on experience with the removal of exotic plants. Members of this group will share the knowledge that they have gained over the years, as well as information about non-native and invasive plants – especially kudzu and its history, identification and the plant’s development. 

Hear about the various methods used to remove non-native and invasive plants and the experience gained by the Kudzu Warriors when using each method. There are many success stories and native plants are returning to areas where exotic species have been removed.

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This lecture is part of Conserving Carolina’s monthly Speaker Series at Walnut Creek Preserve.  Pre-registration is required. To register and for more information, visit Conserving Carolina’s website and “calendar” tab, conservingcarolina.org/calendar.

For more information, visit www.walnutcreekpreserve.com. Please note that Walnut Creek Preserve is private property, and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group). Walnut Creek Preserve’s Nature Center is located at 179 Conservatory Lane in Mill Spring.


Submitted by Pam Torlina