Get Your Hands Dirty: Community Weed Pull on July 7, 2010
Invasive plants are the second largest threat to biodiversity worldwide, second only to habitat loss. On Wednesday, July 7 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, come help restore the native plant ecology in Revelstoke at the first annual community weed pull, hosted by the North Columbia Environmental Society. Learn how to identify invasive plants in our region, and help get rid of these invaders.
You’ll learn to recognize Blueweed (Echium Vulgare) and Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea Maculosa), prolific and noxious weeds that choke out native plants, and impact native wildlife species such as western painted turtles, who can become entangled in the fibrous roots of spotted knapweed.
After the weed pull, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District will be providing a free lunch for all participants!
For more information on the Community Weed Pull, please contact organizer Mindy Skinner.
Looking for some more information on what you can do to help curb our invasive weed problem? Here are some early steps for managing invasive weeds:
- Learn how to recognize invasive weeds.
- Do not plant invasive weeds or their seeds! While some of them might look quite pretty, they contribute
- Pull isolated patches of invasive weeds and safely dispose of them.
- Remove seed heads from larger patches of invasive weeds.
- Make sure to remove weeds from under your vehicle
- Check yourself and your pets for seeds, especially when leaving a weed-infested area