Become a Weed(end) Warrior with Friends!
It's time again for the Santa Rosa Bull Thistle Extravaganza! Join us in Falls Canyon on the western slopes of the Santa-Rosa Paradise-Peak Wilderness. We will be hiking up the canyon and removing the invasive Bull Thistle as we go. Removing invasive species is important because they crowd out native grasses and flowers and decrease biodiversity. How far we hike will depend on the number of thistles we find, last year we hiked about 6 miles total.
As always, this project is free! We will be providing breakfast with coffee Saturday and Sunday as well as a delicious dinner on Saturday night. We have camping gear available for those who need it. For this project, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is not required to reach the campsites, but high clearance may be necessary. A limited number of spots are available in Friends trucks to transport volunteers and carpooling is an option as well.
Please contact Olivia Wolff at [email protected] with any questions or additional details.
Campout at the 2021 Bull Thistle Extravaganza
Check out the photos here!
Read more about Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness here!
Difficulty: Moderately Strenuous: It may not be appropriate for everyone. Requires the ability to hike up to 8 miles a day with a heavy pack, work with shovels, and work in warm, sunny weather.
Location: Falls Canyon, Santa Rosa-Paradise Peak Wilderness
Dates: Friday, June 10th to Sunday, June 12th
Travel: Leave Reno at 12 pm on Friday, returning Sunday afternoon. For this project, a 4-wheel drive vehicle is not required to reach the campsites, but high clearance may be necessary. A limited number of spots are available in Friends trucks.
Food: Breakfast and coffee provided on Saturday and Sunday, big group dinner Saturday night!
Gear/Clothing: Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy work or hiking shoes. Camping equipment: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad. Camping gear is available for loan.
More Details: In-depth information such as camping location, weather, and project specifics will be sent to those who RSVP about 1 week before the project.
RSVP is required to participate
Suggested Packing List