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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
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Keep Tahoe Blue Invasive Weed Pull at Van Sickle Bi-State Park May 22

Posted on May 17, 2013
Filed Under Lake Tahoe Eco-Tips

Keep Tahoe Blue Tahoe CultureJoin the League to Save Lake Tahoe and the California Tahoe Conservancy for the first volunteer invasive weed pull of the season on the evening of Wednesday, May 22, 2013 to remove noxious invasive Cheatgrass from Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

Cheatgrass, Bromus tectorum, is an invasive annual grass that has the ability to draw down soil nutrients and water levels in the soil making it difficult for native species to compete and survive; it also creates a fire hazard. Help remove this invasive species and create better habitat for Tahoe’s native plants and animals.

Please bring clothes that can get dirty, gardening gloves, your reusable water bottle, and wear sturdy shoes. Meet at the gate to Van Sickle Bi-State Park located at the end of Heavenly Village Way at the intersection of Lake Parkway. Register to volunteer here. For more information please contact Emily Mathews at emily@keeptahoeblue.org or 530.541.5388.

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Volunteers will help remove invasive weeds that are threatening Tahoe’s native plant species, wildlife habitat, and the surrounding watershed.

While some of these weeds may be pretty, they do not belong here and they are killing our native plants that nourish our ecosystem. But you can help!

Invasive weeds are plants that grow aggressively, spread quickly and choke out native and other desirable plants from the native landscape. They produce enormous amounts of seed, have spreading root systems, and lack natural predators. These traits enable them to dominate entire landscapes. The following are some of the invasive weeds have been found in the Lake Tahoe Basin: bull thistle, oxeye daisy, scotch broom, yellow toadflax, and perennial pepperweed.

Thank you for your support to Keep Tahoe Blue!

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