Exotic-Invasive Removal Workhike – Burrus (Kimberling Creek)
Help us continue our great work on this special spot in SW VA. Last year we made a huge dent in the heavily infested old pasture adjacent to the Burrus Tract open area, and we are going back!
We’ll be using loppers, folding saws, and hand-pruners to cut out and eliminate Multi-floral Rose, Japanese & Bush Honeysuckle, Oriental Bittersweet, and Autumn Olive.
The worksite is close to the AT-Kimberling Creek crossing, very near the intersection of VA 42 & VA 606. There is a short hike (5-10 min) from the trailhead to the project site.
Help us improve the AT! Through our work we’ll improve the views from this special spot, help native plants reestablish themselves, and enhance the surrounding habitat for wildlife.
You should bring: work gloves, sturdy work clothes and boots, water, and lunch.
Please bring loppers and/or folding saws if you can.
Carpool Info: We will leave the Orange Market at Hanging Rock at 8:00, and pick up the New River Valley folks at the Christiansburg Park and Ride (I-81 Exit 118B) at about 8:30. If meeting at the Christiansburg P&R, please leave a comment letting us know.
Carpool fee: $6.00