Friday, April 8, 2011

Invasive plant removal on the Appalachian Trail

In the latest Carolina Mountain Club newsletter is a schedule for invasive plant removal projects along the Appalachian Trail. The Appalachian Trail Conservancy and its partners will be holding several invasive plant removal days along the Tennessee-North Carolina border over the course of the next several months.

Here's the schedule for those wishing to volunteer:

April 9 – Garlic mustard/Japanese spiraea removal (Lemon Gap)

April 23 – The Great Garlic Mustard Gathering (Lemon Gap/Max Patch)

April 30 – Rain Date for The Great Garlic Mustard Gathering

May 7 – Control and inventory of invasive plants (Carvers Gap/Roan Mountain)

June 3, 4 – Control of multiflora rose and Japanese stiltgrass (Stecoah Gap)

June 26 – Kudzu control - contact for info (Hot Springs)

July 20 – Miscanthus control - contact or (Davenport Gap)

August 5, 6 – Control and monitoring of Chinese silvergrass (Miscanthus sinensis) (Sam’s Gap)

For more information on any of these, please click here or contact John Odell


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