Pisgah National Forest could use a lot of help on Pisgah Pride Day

May 5, 2018 is the third annual Pisgah Pride Day at the Pisgah Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC.

Hosted by the nonprofit Pisgah Conservancy, the work day will convene at the Pisgah Ranger Station, where volunteers will be dispatched to perform trail work, remove invasive species, pick up trash, plant a rain garden near the fish hatchery to help collect runoff after storms, create a native pollinator garden (to support monarch butterflies, bees, humming birds and other pollinators) and tear down the old ranger station sign and build a new one.

Groups will be working in the wildly popular U.S. 276 corridor in Transylvania County near Brevard, focusing on the South Mills River Trail between Turkey Pen and Wolf Ford Horse Camp.

“Each year Pisgah Pride Day allows people who love Pisgah to give back and take care of this incredible natural resource, which has given so much to them,” said John Cottingham, executive director of The Pisgah Conservancy.

Last year about 300 people showed up on Pisgah Pride Day to renovate the heavily eroded Art Loeb Trail, clear vegetation from the viewing area at Looking Glass Falls, attack invading privet at Sycamore Flats and plant native flowering shrubs at the Ranger Station, among many other tasks.

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