Become a Weed Warrior!
Join us for a weedy Wednesday in Mount Rose Wilderness! We will meet at the Hunter Creek trailhead at 8 am and hike to a location along Hunter Creek Trail as a group to remove the invasive musk thistle.
Musk thistle is classified as a noxious weed which spreads prolifically and negatively impacts native ecosystems. This weed thrives in disturbed areas like fire scars and replaces native plants. As wildfire seasons rage hotter and longer, restoration is vital to ensure native species have a fighting change at survival. Musk thistle competes with desirable native plants, and because of it's spiny nature, wildlife rarely graze upon it. When left unmanaged, it can take over and transform the landscape. Removing this invading species directly supports the health of our native ecosystems. Weed pulls are a fun way to spend time outdoors and help support the health of our native ecosystems.
See one of last years Weed Pulls here!
Read more about the beautiful Mount Rose Wilderness here!
Difficulty: Moderate: The project involves hiking 2-4 miles, partially off-trail, creek crossings, steep hills up and down, carrying a shovel, using the shovel, bending up and down
Location: Hunter Creek Trailhead
Dates: Wednesday, May 17th, 8 am - 3 pm
Travel: Meet at Hunter Creek Trailhead
Gear/Clothing: Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy work or hiking shoes. Bring at least 2 liters of water, sunscreen, and a lunch/snacks. Shovels and gloves will be provided.
More Details: In-depth information such as weather and project specifics will be sent to those who RSVP about 1 week before the project.
RSVP is required to participate.