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"Pull Together" to Help Remove Weeds From Area Parks by May 3rd

Posted 4/17/2008

With warmer temperatures, those prickly thistles and other weeds are rearing their ugly heads at area parks. You can help reclaim our parks and control invasive weeds that pose threats to our recreational areas and water quality. Help the Truckee Meadows Weed Coordinating Group and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension remove weeds at the "Annual Pulling Together: Truckee Meadows Dig-it Event," at Oxbow, Mayberry and Dorostkar Parks, as well as at Swan Lake Nature Study Area, 9 - 11 a.m., May 3. "If we get an early start on these weeds, they’re much easier to control," says Susan Donaldson, water quality education specialist, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. "By attacking them now, we can all enjoy our parks, creeks and neighborhoods this summer."

Volunteers should bring gardening gloves, a nice sharp shovel, sunscreen and water. Weed experts will be on hand to answer questions about controlling various weeds common in our area. For more information on volunteering at one of the three parks, call University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 784-4848. For more information for volunteering at Swan Lake, contact Becky Stock of the Truckee Meadows Weed Coordinating Group, 851-5180.

SUMMARY

  • What: Annual Pulling Together: Truckee Meadows Dig-it Event, removing weeds from local parks
  • When: 9 - 11 a.m., May 3
  • Where:
    • Oxbow Park (Take W. Second Street to Dickerson Road, which ends at the park; meet in the parking lot.)
    • Mayberry Park (Take W. Fourth Street past Mayberry Drive; turn left on Woodland Avenue.)
    • Dorostkar Park (At the west end of Mayberry, just south of W. Fourth Street.)
    • Swan Lake Nature Study Area (Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the McDonalds parking lot visible from Highway 395 Lemmon Valley Exit.)
  • Who: Truckee Meadows Weed Coordinating Group and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

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