Operation Invasives: The final pulling partyAugust 30th, 2010 by Julia, Mono Lake Intern
It’s hard to believe summer’s almost over. The air is cooler, the days are shorter, and leaves are beginning to turn brown along the streams of the Mono Basin—but sweet clover and woolly mullein are still flourishing near Mill Creek. This coming Wednesday is your last chance to help make a dent in this season’s population of weeds, and we need all the help we can get.
The fourth and final pulling party of the summer will be held at the Mill Creek culvert on Cemetery Road from 9am to 12pm on Wednesday, September 1st. If you have an hour or two to spare, please drop by to chat, eat snacks, and take down non-native plants.
Over the past two months 56 volunteers have devoted hours and hours to eradicating weeds from the fragile stream banks, and so far we’ve pulled up FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY POUNDS of invasive plants. Thank you.
Let’s make sure Operation Invasives ends on a high note—come on out and maybe we’ll even make it to a record-breaking six hundred pounds of uprooted weeds!