This is the final (and farthest) Weed Warriors of the year!
Meet at the Hunter Creek Trailhead (map). This project will involve hiking past the waterfall at the end of the Hunter Creek Trail, with shovels, and removing the invasive Musk Thistle! This will equal about 6 miles of hiking, plus the project work.
Mt. Rose Wilderness is a beautiful piece of nature right on the edge of Reno! Make a difference this spring and join us by removing invasive plants. Invasive plants upset the delicate balance of nature by outcompeting native plants, reducing wildlife habitat, degrading water quality, and increasing fire danger. This project is a fun and rewarding way to make a difference while spending the morning in a beautiful place!
Please wear long pants, a face mask, long-sleeves, and closed-toed shoes. Bring at least 2 liters of water (1 liter = approx. 2 typical size water bottles), sunscreen, and a lunch/snacks.
RSVP required to participate
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult. This project may not be appropriate for children under 16 years old. The project requires the ability to hike up to 7 miles, work with full-sized shovels, hike off-trail on steep slopes, and work in hot, sunny weather. Feel free to reach out to us and discuss the difficulty of the project if you have any concerns.
What to Wear/Bring: Face mask, long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and sturdy, closed-toed shoes are required. Bring a backpack with 3 liters of water, snacks, lunch, & sunscreen.
Location: Meet at the Hunter Creek Trailhead (map)
Specific Details: Further details such as daily schedule and weather-related factors will be provided to those who have RSVP'd on a date much closer to the project. Plans are subject to change. We will always give as much notice as possible when this happens.
Contact Info: Please email or call our Stewardship Staff (Nora Richter or Chris Cutshaw) with any questions or for further details. They can be reached at [email protected] and our office phone number: 775-324-7667.
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In addition to our normal safety procedures, we are asking volunteers to follow our Covid-19 safety guidelines that can be found here.
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