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Knoxville Weed Wrangle Needs You

Not all green is good! Knoxville’s first Weed Wrangle is set for March 5, 2016 at 9 a.m. in four different locations to help eradicate non-native plants. Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive plants that are threatening our landscapes and upsetting the ecological balance.

More and more, our native trees, plants, and wildlife are losing the fight against invasive plants introduced decades ago for agricultural or landscaping purposes. If left unchecked, future generations might never glimpse the forest floor as alien undergrowth shrouds and chokes trees large and small. Although some invasives are quite beautiful, feature flowers and pleasing scents, they are quite lethal to the outdoor world where we run, hike, bike, and play.

Please consider participating in Knoxville’s Weed Wrangle, sponsored by the Knoxville Garden Club, Invasive Plant Control, Inc., and Legacy Parks Foundation. Volunteers are needed in Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens and Arboretum, Ijams Nature Center, and Lakeshore Park.

To volunteer, log on to weedwrangle.com and click on the photo of Knoxville.

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