TCWC and SOLVE are planning three work parties on April 26th for SOLVE-IT/ Earth Day. We especially need helpers at this point for the Deer Creek site.
Deer Creek is a tributary to Tryon Creek that joins in Marshall Park. The Tryon Creek Watershed Council is helping landowners clear invasive plants from their yards and adjacent public right of ways in order to create a corridor of healthy habitat. We need help pulling ivy and yellow arch angel away from trees and native plants in stage one of our restoration work here. We may also do some late season planting. Snacks, tools, and native plant posters/ booklets will be provided to participants, as well as a coupon for a free native plant from our next plant sale. This is a good opportunity to see Deer and Coyote Creeks, two hidden gems that aren’t visible from easy access points. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Native Planting. Sign-up here (required)
Tryon Life Community Farm
Help the Tryon Life Community Farm remove garlic mustard and other invasives from their property. TLC Farm brings people together to root into relationships with each other and the land, by sharing tools for community-based sustainability and social change, and tending resilient ecosystems. Participants will help steward the land and the conservation easement with the adjacent Tryon Creek State Park. This is also an opportunity to see permaculture practices in action, check out composting toilets, and meet goats that are helping to clear blackberries. After the pulling, we will meet in the outdoor kitchen for lunch (bring your own, but we’ll have snacks,) and try out some garlic mustard pesto. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal. Sign up here (required.)
4th Avenue East Tryon Creek
This will be a great way for participants to celebrate Earth Day, contributing to improving the ecosystem health of the East Fork of Tryon Creek, while learning about the intricacies of data collection, site assessment and native plant ID. Activities will be kicked off with a 1hr ivy pull and blackberry “smackdown”! Data collected will help evaluate the success of previous plantings and overall site condition. Potluck and outdoor games to follow! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Maintenance & Monitoring, Potluck and games. Sign up here (required.)