September 1 – First Saturday of the month and it’s RibbonWalk Repair Day!
RibbonWalk Pond by David S
It’s going to be a great day! Our fearless Park & Rec Environmental Educator from the Reedy Creek Nature Center, Laura Domingo, will be bringing 3 kayaks. If you would like to do some pond clean up, participants will have to be over 18 and have some experience. And you will need to sign an extra waiver and Laura will have to be out there on the water with you.
For all others will be doing some trail work and invasive removal. Want to brush up on identifying your invasive plants? The NC Native Plant Society – Invasive Exotic Plants in NC – 2010 is a great resource.
Let me know if you can make it! RSVP for September 1 RibbonWalk Repair Day.
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 cool. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/