So far this spring, Freshwater Land Trust has hosted two successful volunteer workdays to benefit endangered species habitat.
The first workday on March 19th was located at Seven Springs near Faith Apostolic Church in the Powderly neighborhood. A team of seven volunteers planted trees in the church’s meditation garden, added Sycamore live-stakes alongside the creek bank, and cleared Chinese privet from 675 square feet of a nearby forested area.
The most recent workday on April 9th was held at Tapawingo Springs in Pinson. A team of four volunteers put on their waders and rubber boots to remove an overgrowth of taro. In four hours, the volunteers successfully removed 42 trash bags of the invasive species, totaling around 1200 pounds.
Both workdays helped improve habitat for multiple endangered species, including vermillion, rush, and watercress darters. Thanks to the support of our partners, including Faith Apostolic Church, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and Turkey Creek Nature Preserve.