Invasive Weed Pull, Saturday, September 14

Join Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails on Saturday, September 14 for an invasive weed pull atop the Tahoe Donner Ski Hill.

There are a number of invasive weeds on the ski hill, including a patch of musk thistle at the top of the Eagle Rock lift. Our goal is to remove as many first year musk thistle rosettes as we can before they have any chance to mature and set seed as second year plants next summer. The rosettes are easy to remove, but they can be difficult to find. A keen eye is the most important thing to bring to this weed pull.

If we have a big turnout, or if things go faster than expected, we might also pull some nearby first year bull thistle rosettes.

So please join us, and try your hand at invasive weed pulling.

Here are all the details:

Tahoe Donner Invasive Weed Pull
– Date: Saturday, September 14
– Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm
– Meeting Place: The (future) Cell Tower Site on Skislope Way. (Google Map.) The Eagle Rock lift is an easy 5 minute walk from the entrance.
– What to wear: Sturdy shoes, hat, work gloves, sun protection.
– What to bring: Water, a small trowel, or other weeding implement.

Directions to the Cell Tower Site:

From Skislope Way and Alder Creek Drive: Proceed on Skislope Way, pass Glacier Way, and look for the gated cell site entrance on left. Park on the street or in nearby pullouts.

From Northwoods and Northwoods: Proceed west on Northwoods, turn left onto Christie Lane, then right on Skislope. After the third major bend, look for the gated cell site entrance on right. Park on the street or in nearby pullouts.

For more information please email the Trails Club at tdtrails@gmail.com.

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