Meet at the Appalachian Forest Museum, 9:30 am
The forest needs our presence. There is no other way to do invasive plant removal work but with our own two hands—gently, precisely, and discriminately. Our hunter-gathering evolutionary lineage makes invasive plant removal a task we were literally “born to do.” You will be amazed how proficient you will become in just 20 minutes of time. Each sprawling invasive bush you remove will uncover a treasure trove of small gifts—native wildflowers, ferns, and native saplings—just waiting for the sunlight your hands made possible.
Details & RSVP: We will work until mid-afternoon or whenever you get tired, whichever comes first. Please bring a light weight saw and hand-pruners (or borrow ours), a pair of gloves, and sturdy shoes. Pack a lunch and a bottle of water. RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend, and include your full name, address, and phone number—or if it is easier, just give me a call at 614-678-1895.
Directions to the Appalachian Forest Museum: http://www.arcofappalachia.org/visit/highlands-directions.html.
Each hour that you work this fall at Maude’s Cedar Narrows will put $7.50 toward our acquisition of this stunning property, your time matched by Clean Ohio grant funds. Please check out the Arc of Appalachia Facebook page to see a video on our volunteer work last spring that took place at Maude’s Cedar Narrows, our current acquisition campaign property.
Please respond by email now with your gift of time to the forest. Together we can continue this holy work to help the forest heal, and preserve native biodiversity for generations to come; while at the same time enjoying quality time outdoors in the good company of trees and tree-people.
I am looking forward to the chance to work alongside old friends and new ones among the splendor of changing leaves in a forest we all call our home.
Thank you all, and until we meet again… hopefully in the woods,
Arc 2013 Invasive Coordinator