Thursday, July 4, 2013

Exotic Plant Removal Work Party, aka "Deveg"

The MRNPA's annual Exotic Plant Removal work party ("deveg" for short) will be held on Saturday, July 13. Volunteers will meet at the Paul Peak Trailhead, located on the Mowich Lake Road not too far inside the Park boundary. The project will consist of removing non-native species by digging out and collecting the plants in plastic garbage bags.  All collected plant materials will be removed from the Park to be disposed of in a landfill.

Participants in the Exotic Plant Removal work party do not need prior knowledge of non-native plants. NPS crew members will teach you which plants to remove. There will be no heavy tools like shovels and pulaskis to carry or use.

You should bring are work gloves, a small digging tool like a hand trowel or your favorite weed removing tool, a lunch, plenty of fluids to drink, and dress according to the weather.  If you have a reflective safety vest, bring that too. The group will meet at 8:30 AM.  Be ready to go to work by about 9:00 AM and expect to finish about 3:00 PM.

If  you plan to attend this work party and have not yet contacted John Titland, please RSVP to him at Indicate the number of volunteers you are bringing with you.

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