Volunteers needed for invasive plant removal events at Mount Sequoyah

Photo: City of Fayetteville

Volunteers are needed for two invasive plant removal events at Mount Sequoyah Woods in April and May.

The Beaver Watershed Alliance has partnered with the city’s Parks and Recreation division and needs volunteers to help remove invasive vegetation like Amur Honeysuckle and Chinese Privet from the area between 3-5 p.m. on Friday, April 29, and Friday, May 6.

Volunteers will learn how to identify invasive plants and how to safely remove them.

Check-in for the event is at the trailhead South Happy Hollow Road. The alliance will provide gloves, tools, snacks, and water for those who participate. Long-sleeve shirts, pants and closed-toe shoes are recommended.

To RSVP, send an email to [email protected]. RSVPs can also be made by calling or texting 479-750-8007.

For more information about the event, call 479-750-8007.

Mount Sequoyah Woods is a 97-acre wooded park that’s accessible from the intersection of Happy Hollow Road and Paddock Road, or from the intersection of Williams Drive and Skyline Drive. The area features a 4.5-mile multi-use trail through the undisturbed forest on the east side of Mount Sequoyah.

It was acquired through a partnership between the city and the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association when about 67 acres were purchased from the Western Methodist Assembly. Another 30 acres was later donated by the DePalma family.