MLK Jr Day of Service pulling ivy at Tyron State Creek Park

Pull together to remove invasive English ivy and to protect our forest. Ivy out competes our native plants, covers tree canopy stopping photosynthesis, takes over the forest floor and ruins precious habitat. We choose to remove this ivy manually without chemicals in order to minimize damage to the ecosystem, so help from the greater community is very much appreciated. Come hang out with fellow nature enthusiasts and give back to your community

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  • Karen B.

    Hi Diana -I just got your message. I did this a couple of years ago and everyone had quit working by 11am -some people (UPS employees) even earlier. So if you still wanted to do it for an hour or so that would be fine. You can get a lot pulled up in an hour and probably not so much in the second hour.

    January 19

  • Diana J

    Actually, I just saw on Friends of Tryon Creek that it's until noon. Unfortunately, this bumps up against my plans, but I would love to go with you another time!

    January 19

  • Diana J

    Hey Karen, what is the end time on this? I have plans with a friend, but would love to squeeze this in before if possible.

    January 19

  • Debbie K.

    Wish I could, but it's not a holiday where I work.

    January 16

  • Karen B.

    I had so much fun volunteering with a group of fellow vegans for MLK Jr Day of Service last year. I hoped to do it again this year. I've also volunteered by myself (not as fun) to do this ivy pull. It is extremely satisfying to grab a vine and pull 50+ feet of it out of the ground. Good sweaty muscle pumping fun.

    1 · January 15

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