Weed Walk with The Weed Warriors, Saturday, August 1

For the third 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.

This year we’ll visit infestations near the Alder Creek Adventure Center, alongside Northwoods Boulevard, and in walking distance of the Clubhouse. We’ll drive to each infestation, and carpools can be arranged.

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 1
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm (Lunch will follow.)
Meeting Place: Alder Creek Adventure Center (on the rear patio), 15275 Alder Creek Road

RSVP required by July 28. To RSVP email tdtrails@gmail.com.

Nota Bene: Participants must be 10 years or older and able to walk short distances over rough, dirt terrain.

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

If you’ve been on one of our walks before please know that you’re encouraged to attend this year’s walk as well. When learning to identify invasive weeds, repetition is a virtue. Plus, we always try to add new weeds and new sites to our itinerary, and this year’s walk is no exception.

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 be a weed spotter 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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