Idlewild Invasive Species Removal

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm (PT)


On Saturday, February 17th, the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation will be hosting an invasive species removal event in Idlewild Park along the Truckee River. This is part of our campaign to engage people in signature events that inspire, equip, and mobilize our volunteers in projects that have a positive effect on the overall health of our parks. 

TMPF will provide volunteers with tools, such as loppers and handsaws for the removal of 'Ailanthus altissima', also known as "tree of heaven". This plant is a prolific seed producer and can thrive in even the most unfavorable conditions with little management. Its rapid growth also means that it can crowd out nearby native plant species, and its aggressive root system can cause damage to pavement, sewers, and building foundations.

Our goal is to educate volunteers about the effects of invasives on local ecology and how to mitigate these effects. In doing so, we will prepare Idlewild Park for a healthy spring season. So what are you waiting for? Register now and prepare to get your hands dirty!
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