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Glacier Park invites volunteers to annual noxious weed blitz

‘Weed warriors’ wanted to target five invasive species

 


From Glacier National Park

WEST GLACIER — The Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center and Glacier National Park invite volunteers for a day of hands-on learning during the annual Noxious Weed Blitz on July 18.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in West Glacier.

Participants will join restoration and integrated pest management biologist Dawn LaFleur to learn about the ecological impacts of noxious weeds and how to identify and remove five targeted invasive plant species.

“Bring your muscles, gloves, appropriate footwear and drinking water,” LaFleur said.

Glacier National Park Conservancy will provide a complimentary lunch to this year’s “weed warriors.”

The event is free and open to the public. To register, people must RSVP by July 15, by emailing [email protected] or by calling 406-888-7986.

Once registered, participants will receive specific details about meeting location and parking.

Visit the Crown of the Continent Research Learning Center events page at https://www.nps.gov/rlc/crown/events.htm and Citizen Science press release at https://www.nps.gov/glac/learn/news/19-14.htm for more information about other learning opportunities offered to the public this summer.

 

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