KUDZU ERADICATION PROJECTS
Kudzu Grants have been approved and awarded to non-profit organizations throughout the county to fight this invasive plant and, it's making a difference. Wonderful public spaces such as Vaughn Creek Greenway, Melrose Falls, Wilder Forest, and FENCE have already benefited from this program. Before and after pictures prove the efforts are paying off and the momentum is gaining. Kudzu control is not a "one and done" endeavor, which is why it is so important to be aware of the creep of this vine, not only in the public spaces but at home, on your doorstep so to speak. Please, watch out for the signs of kudzu on your field edges and tree canopies no matter how small. Together, we can attack this menace for years to come.
Vaughn Creek, Tryon NC
Vaughn Creek Greenway is an out and back trail following the course of Vaughn Creek for nearly a mile. Opened in 2013, the public space has 25 acres that give access a boulder strewn stream, native flora and benches poised along the highlights of the trail. With Appearance Commission support many invasive plants have been removed from this site.
Highway 176 Project
Conserving Carolina (CC) owns the property of Melrose Falls (aka Twin Bridges). This property is sensational in early spring with an abundance of wild flowers. In places, white trilliums forms a dense showy carpet. CC is also diligently ridding the property of invasive plants and has received several Appearance Commission grants to rid the area of kudzu in the steep ravine along Hwy 176 going down to the North Pacolet River