Weed Warriors Public Workday at Grayson Subaru Preserve 10/23/21 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
Time & Location
About the Event
**NOTE: This session is limited to 15 participants. If you are not registered and there are 15 participants, you will be asked to come another time or will be given a different assignment.
Volunteers will meet at the Ijams Mead's Quarry Adventure Camp at 9:30 am and take a short walk to the Grayson Subaru Preserve. This ~13.5-acre property adjacent to the quarry will soon become a nature play area for children. The focus of this workday is woody invasives, and you'll learn Ijams' stump-and-treat removal method using herbicides. Wear closed-toed shoes, long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect yourself from thorns and poison ivy. BRING WATER!
Ijams Weed Warriors workdays are designed to give volunteers hands-on experience with invasive species removal techniques and expand their knowledge of invasive plants, their history and impact on native habitats, native replacement options, and more. This program is made possible by the Aslan Foundation.
Please bring the following: water, appropriate clothing/footwear, and a mask if you have one (the Ijams Visitor Center has simple disposable masks if you come without one). Masks will only be necessary when we are within six feet of each other. If you are exhibiting any sign of fever or illness, do not participate in this workday. Tools and gloves will be provided.
Meeting Spot: Mead's Quarry Parking Lot (Adventure Camp)
3518 Island Home Ave. Knoxville, TN 37920
Those who are under 16 years old cannot volunteer by themselves at Ijams; they must be accompanied by an adult for all volunteer opportunities.
Those who are 16 & 17 can participate in public volunteer workdays as long as they have a parent's or guardian's permission. Please email email@example.com for the permission sheet. Thank you!