South Wake Conservationists and Bull City Trailblazers will be participating as non-profit partners in Earthshare’s Corporate Earth Day Challenge event on April 15, 1-4 pm at William B. Umstead State Park. Volunteers from SAS, Optima Engineering, SWC and BCT chapter members will gather at the Park to plant native pollinator plants and pick up trash around Big Lake. Canoes will be available to transport volunteers to areas where the trash is more dense on the shoreline at the northern end of the lake.
This event is an opportunity for Bull City Trailblazers and South Wake Conservationists to earn native trees to plant later through NCWF’s Trees-4-Trash Program (25 lbs. of trash earns another tree for planting later). The second part of the event will be planting approximately 200 – 300 mixture of several species of native plugs and small potted plants.
Access to the work site will be from the Crabtree Creek Entrance (Highway 70 Entrance Gate) following Umstead Pkwy to the end of the road to the Parking Area. From the Parking Area, a 100 yard hiking trail takes you down to Big Lake. Gloves, trash grabbers, trash bags, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Volunteers should also bring their own mask and be prepared for social distancing during the activity. Closed toe shoes/boots are recommended for planting and for lake cleanup, waterproof shoes or shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and muddy are suggested. Remember to bring hats, water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellent if needed. A completed NCWF Release and Waiver of Liability will be required to participate in the event.
Here is the registration link for the Earthshare event.
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