Collecting Trees for Native Plant Reforestation at Turkey Creek – February 17
- When: Saturday, February 17th, from 9 am to noon
- Where: Turkey Creek Nature Preserve main gate, 3906 Turkey Creek Rd, Pinson, AL 35126
- Day of event contact: Wil Rainer, Mobile: (901) 210-7850
- Cost: FREE – Cahaba River Society covers expenses for all volunteers. Donations are appreciated.
- You will need: At least 1 liter of water, sun protection, and close-toed shoes for hiking.
- We will provide: Equipment for collecting live stakes (if you have a beloved set of clippers, you are welcome to bring them)
- Register: Registration is full! All available spots have been reserved.
Volunteer to help Cahaba River Society collect live stakes from healthy adult trees at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve on Saturday, February 17th at 9 am. These live stakes will be planted the following Saturday, February 24th at our native vegetation restoration volunteer event supporting our efforts to improve bank stability and create habitat for native wildlife along the Cahaba.
In addition to helping protect and restore the Cahaba River, you will learn about:
- The Cahaba River ecosystem and threats to the river’s health
- Cahaba River Society’s work to protect and restore the river
- Identifying native plant species
- Harvesting live stakes to plant native trees like maples, willows, and sycamores.
What to Expect
We will get started at 9 am at Turkey Creek’s main gate. We will start hiking after a brief introduction and orientation. As we hike, we will identify native trees appropriate for planting alongside the Cahaba River. You will learn how to collect live stakes for planting from healthy adult trees. We will be done by noon. Please wear closed-toe shoes and sun protection, and bring at least 1 liter of water.