This web page reviews work conducted near the main gate of Peter's Creek Preserve in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
First Photograph: Here we see students from Spartanburg Day School help who remove kudzu along the road from the main entrance to the preserve. Second Photograph: And what's this? Goodwitch Gillian cast her spell to ward off kudzu forever! Actually, it's the Coalition's own Dr. Gill Newberry, a botanist and custodian of the preserve. November 2005.
Spells aside, most kudzu eradication or control requires considerable labor: Sometimes wading into the underbrush is the only way to eliminate kudzu, with results shown in the first photograph. The coalition appreciates the help of volunteers who are willing to do this type of work. Flags mark locations where kudzu crowns were removed. The students couldn't get enough kudzu, so they came back for more two weeks later and posed for the second photograph! Click to see larger images. November 2005.
First Photograph: A tug-o-war with Ol' Man Kudzu. Second Photograph: Crown removal is detail work! November 2005.
The guys cutting up. November 2005.
And here Spartanburg Day School poses after a return trip. April 2006.
The work is way too cool, so students decided to adopt the site! Volunteers proudly pose next to a sign that notifies the community of the adoption. The enthusiastic help by Spartanburg Day School students is much appreciated. July 2006.