International Migratory Bird Celebration and Service Day – May 10

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This month we will hold our regularly scheduled Ribbonwalk hike and service day at the Reedy Creek Nature Center.

This month’s scheduled Ribbonwalk hike and service day falls on the same weekend as Reedy Creek’s International Migratory Bird Day celebration.

Please join us at the Reedy Creek nature center between 10:00 AM and 2:00PM. The Sierra Club Central Piedmont Group will have a table set up with more information about other club activities and invasive species removal.

There will be short outings inside the preserve to learn about invasive spices and to remove some Japanese Stilt Grass. The outings will leave the Sierra Club’s table at between 11AM and 1PM depending on participation

Outing Information

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

What: Reedy Creek Nature Preserve is one my favorite preserves after Ribbonwalk. It protects 737 acres of natural, forested habitat within Reedy Creek Park. There are over ten miles of hiking trails in the nature preserve for the outdoor enthusiast, giving visitors the opportunity to explore a variety of terrains, while enjoying scenic views of small lakes, forests, fields, streams, and wildlife. Reedy Creek Nature Preserve is also home to Reedy Creek Nature Center and the Dr. James F. Matthews Center for Biodiversity Studies.

When: May 10th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the nature center. Can’t stay for the entire time? No problem.

Where: 2900 Rocky River Rd, Charlotte, NC
Drive into the park to the T intersection and turn right to the nature center
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Why: The Sierra Club Central Piedmont group has adopted Ribbonwalk, another preserve that we meet at on the second Saturday of each month, 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.

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