Repel Invaders on the AT in Hot Springs, NC on March 3rd

Published Feb 23, 2012

Okay, the headline might be a tad overdramatic, but the threat of invasive exotic plants along the Appalachian Trail is serious business.

You're invited to join the Western North Carolina Alliance, a member of the Southern Appalachian Cooperative Weed Management Partnership, as they root out unwanted invasive plants in the forests along the Appalachian Trail on Saturday, March 3rd from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Hot Springs, NC.

You'll be taught to identify invasive exotic plants, and how to use manual- and chemical-control methods. Volunteers will get down and dirty treating invasive plant species found along the AT. Please bring your lunch, water, and rain gear, as well as sturdy hiking boots, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.

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Tags: Events, Tourism, Appalachian Trail, and Hiking

About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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