* June 2 – RibbonWalk Repair Day and National Trails Day!

Saturday would be a great day to get out into nature, do a little service , and have fun with the Kuduz Killers! And another great reason (if that wasn’t emnough) it’s also National Trails Day! Come join as we celebrate National Trails Day with some special activies and fun.

Hope to see you there!

RibbonWalk Repair Day Information

Who: You! Sierra Club members, potential members, and those that love to preserve and protect the environment are welcome to join us.

What: RibbonWalk Nature Preserve. RibbonWalk Nature Preserve is a 188-acre urban forest, located in north central Mecklenburg County only four miles from center city Charlotte.  The preserve protects a diversity of forest and wetland habitats, including one of the oldest American beech tree groves in the region. Learn more at: http://www.charmeck.org/MECKLENBURG/COUNTY/PARKANDREC/STEWARDSHIPSERVICES/NATUREPRESERVES/Pages/RibbonWalk.aspx

When: First Saturday of the month unless noted on the website (www.charlottesierraclub.org). Bojangles biscuits, coffee and juice between 8:30 and 9:00 AM. Sign-in with liability waiver at 9:00 AM. Work and fun from 9:00 until 12:00 PM. We often will take a short hike to end the day and be back at the parking lot between 12:00 and 12:30 PM. Can’t stay for the entire time? No problem.

Where: 4601 Nevin Road, Charlotte, NC 28269. RibbonWalk Nature Preserve is located in north central Mecklenburg County a mile north of the intersection of I-85 and I-77. Get Directions

Why: The Sierra Club Central Piedmont group has adopted RibbonWalk as part of our conservation efforts and our Resilient Habitat campaign. With severe cutbacks to the Park & Rec budget, citizen volunteers are critical to helping to maintain our natural resources. Join us and make a difference.

What to bring: Dress in layers to stay warm. Wear sturdy shoes for work and walking. Bring a water bottle and a snack if you would like to nibble while you work. Work gloves recommended. Tools are provided but you are welcome to bring your own loppers, trowels, knives, etc.

RSVP or more information: Bill Gupton at sierraclub.centpiedchair@gmail.com or 704-367-0068.

Download a RibbonWalk trail map: http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Greenways/Documents/RibbonWalkNaturePreserveTrailMap020106.pdf

Read about our work: “December RibbonWalk Day Makes News” http://charlottesierraclub.org/2011/12/10/december-ribbonwalk-day-makes-news/

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