9th Annual Ogden, Ogden Valley Weeds Days, National Trails Day – Ogden Ranger District and Weber Pathways

The Ogden Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Weber Pathways, and the Ogden Valley invites the public to join us for the 9nd annual Ogden, Ogden Valley Weeds Days, and National Trails Day. The public is invited to participate in the community wide event in celebration of National Trails Day. The ongoing efforts offer fun, exercise, a chance to meet new people as well as give back to the local community!

The goal of this project is to help reduce and eradicate invasive weeds threatening the native plant community of the local area. The project areas encompasses lands bounded by the Forest Service, Weber County on the Mt. Ogden front, and Ogden Valley area. Invasive weed species threaten the ecological integrity and biological diversity of plant communities within the project area and have caused adverse impacts to recreation, wildlife and other important social and resource values.

Target weeds include, dyers woad, puncture vine, dalmation toadflax, myrtle spurge, leafy spurge, yellow starthistle, whitetop, burdock, and hounds tongue.

Control methods will include hand pulling and possible bagging. Forest Service crews will be using herbicides on-site.

Participants should wear protective clothing, including gloves and bring lots of drinking water. Some tools will be provided but it is recommended to bring your own shovels.

Please join the Ogden Ranger District, Weber Pathways, and Ogden Valley as we work to protect our land by preventing the spread of noxious weeds in Weber County.

When: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Huntsville Guard Station, 6620 East 100 South, Huntsville, UT

Friday, May 13, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 29th Street Trailhead, Ogden, UT

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eden Park, 2150 North 5500 East, Eden, UT.

For more information, contact Lisa Thompson, Volunteer and Partnership Coordinator, Ogden Ranger District, (801) 458-1704, [email protected] or Rod Kramer, Outreach Coordinator, [email protected], Weber Pathways (801) 393-2304.

 

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