Weed Wrangle - Grants Pass
Friends of Griffin Park! Help Manage our Public and Private Lands by Removing Invasive Plants Weed Wrangle - Grants Pass is a local weed-pulling event, part of a national effort to help manage public and park lands by removing invasive plant species. Scotch broom is our target plant this year. We will be working along the trail near the shelter at Griffin Park.
As a friend of Griffin Park, we ask you to join us for an afternoon of learning, community, and action to protect our native landscapes. Weed Wrangle – Grants Pass will take place on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 from 12:30-3:30 pm.
EVENT DETAILS Meet at Griffin Park shelter at 12:30 for a snack and registration. Wear long sleeves, work pants, boots, and gloves. We'll provide tools and instruction, then get to work! WHAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH SCOTCH BROOM? Scotch broom is not indigenous to our region. Though it thrives here, it crowds out natives and alters the ecosystem. Problems with Scotch broom include:
• Fire Risk - plant oils are highly flammable
• Toxic Soil- roots change soil chemistry harming mycorrhizae and indigenous species, specifically reducing drought tolerance of Douglas fir
• Monoculture- thousands of seeds easily spread, covering large areas and suffocating native plant populations
• Not Good Forage- competes with and overruns natural food sources of wildlife Invasive species affect the health of our public and private lands jointly.
It is important as good neighbors and land stewards that we learn to identify harmful species, take action to remove them, and work to restore our native landscapes.
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