Wasatch Weed Group to knock out noxious weeds this spring!
Volunteer your time to hike and pull weeds in the foothills above the University of Utah.
• Wednesday, April 23 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. - Heritage Preserve
• Saturday, April 26 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. - Red Butte Canyon
• Tuesday, May 20 from 5-8 p.m. - Red Butte Garden
Please be prepared to hike. Gloves, long pants, closed-toed footwear are required. Bring water, snacks, and sunscreen.
Noxious weeds are invasive, non-native plants that can threaten native species, agriculture, and in some cases can be poisonous to animals and humans. The weeds in question in the foothills above Red Butte Garden include: Dalmation Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica), Myrtle Spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites), Dyer's Woad (Isatis tinctoria), and Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale) as listed by the Salt Lake County Weed Control Program.
Wasatch Weed Group (WWG) volunteers will hike and pull weeds along steep slopes while experiencing beautiful views of Salt Lake City and learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem.