We need your help save our beautiful native landscapes!
The first Knoxville Weed Wrangle is Saturday, March 5 from 9 a.m. until noon at several locations around the city. Legacy Parks’ property in south Knoxville at 1516 Taylor Road is one location where volunteers will help eradicate invasive species that are strangling our native plants and trees.
Inspired by national and international efforts now underway, Weed Wrangle Knoxville and others across the state represent a fresh new push to stem the tide of biological pollution in our area. The goal is two-fold: restoration and preservation. Organizers seek to raise awareness of the “green scourge” before more of our native plants lose the fight for the light and nutrients they require to survive. The Knoxville Garden Club, a member of The Garden Club of America, and other local groups are working hard to recruit a corps of organized resistance to this blight on our environment. Legacy Parks Foundation, Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum, Lakeshore Park, the Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council and the City of Knoxville are just a few of the partners now backing Weed Wrangle Knoxville.
Volunteers may sign up at weedwrangle.com.