Privet Pull at Lichterman Nature Center

Saturday, January 8th from 9:00am to Saturday, February 26th, 2022 12:00pm (CT)
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If you like volunteering outdoors, learning about native plants, or just want to help out your community this is the volunteer opportunity for you.
Privet Pull at Lichterman Nature Center

Please join us Saturday mornings in January* & February from 9 am until noon, and help the Nature Center get rid of exotic invasive plants.  Privet - as well as the English ivy, Japanese honeysuckle and floribunda roses - threatens to compromise the use of the 65-acre property as an outdoor classroom for interpretation of native wildlife. Left unchecked, invasive exotic plants outcompete plants indigenous to this area and reduce plant and animal diversity.   Winter is the preferred time for control measures because evergreens like privet and English ivy are easy to spot when the vast majority of native trees and shrubs are bare of leaves. Irritant insects and snakes are also dormant in the winter.  Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, long pants and lightweight long-sleeve shirts, and dress for the weather. We also encourage volunteers to bring work gloves, and sun screen. Water and tools will be provided.  
Contact Janie Best Paraham at to have your name placed on the volunteer list or call 901-636-2438.


*No Privet Pulls 1/1/22 or 1/29/22 

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  1. Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.

  2. Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we ask you not to register. We are doing all we can to align with best practices and keep our community healthy.
10 Positions Filled | 6 Impacts | 19 Hours