Weed Walk with The Weed Warriors, Saturday, August 2

For the second year in  a row, Friends of Tahoe Donner Trails will partner with the Truckee River Watershed Council’s Weed Warriors to conduct an educational weed walk here in Tahoe Donner. We’ll visit three areas, carpooling from place to place, and walking out short distances to see nearly a dozen infestations. The walk will conclude with a lunch provided by the Weed Warriors.

Here are all the details:

Tahoe Donner Weed Walk with The Weed Warriors
Date: Saturday, August 2
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (Lunch will follow.)
Meeting Place: Tahoe Donner Clubhouse, 11509 Northwoods Blvd.

RSVP required by July 30. Please specify a vegetarian lunch if preferred. To RSVP email tdtrails@gmail.com.

Nota Bene: Participants must be 10 years or older and able to walk short distances (less than 1/3 of a mile total) over rough, dirt terrain.

Tahoe Donner is an unfortunate host to some of the region’s most noxious invasive weeds, including musk thistle, Scotch thistle, spotted knapweed, and poison hemlock. There is no better way to learn about these noxious weeds than to join us on a weed walk.

Even if you participated in last year’s weed walk, please know that you’re encouraged to attend this year’s walk as well. When learning to identify invasive weeds, repetition is an essential virtue.

Invasive weed spotting is a rewarding activity for all ages, and a great way to protect the integrity of our local natural environment. You can do it every day in your neighborhood and on the trails. What’s more, because it’s almost like a natural scavenger hunt, it’s also quite fun. If you catch the weed spotting bug, you might even find it a little addictive.

So please join us on our weed walk, and try your hand at invasive weed spotting!

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