Help root out those unwanted invasives in the forests by volunteering from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3, along the Appalachian Trail in Hot Springs.
The event is through the Western North Carolina Alliance, as a partner of the Southern Appalachian Cooperative Weed Management Partnership.
There will be instruction on how to identify invasive exotic plants of concern in the Hot Springs area, as well as how to use manual and chemical control methods. Then volunteers will get down and dirty treating invasive plant species found along the trail. Volunteers are asked to bring lunch, water, and rain gear, as well as sturdy hiking boots, long pants and a long sleeved shirt.