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Volunteers sought for weed pull

The League to Save Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Resource Conservation District and the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association will host a volunteer weed pull event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Tahoe Keys.

Volunteers will help remove invasive weeds threatening Tahoe’s native plant species, wildlife habitat and the surrounding watershed. As a participant, you will learn about invasive weeds, how to properly remove them and how to plant a Tahoe friendly landscape, according to a statement from the League.

Invasive weeds are plants that grow aggressively, spread quickly and choke out native and other desirable plants from the landscape. They produce enormous amounts of seed, have spreading root systems and lack natural predators. These traits enable them to dominate entire landscapes. The following are some of the invasive weeds have been found in the Lake Tahoe Basin: bull thistle, oxeye daisy, scotch broom, yellow toadflax and perennial pepperweed.

Volunteers should wear long pants, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. Work gloves will be provided if volunteers do not have a pair. Organizers ask volunteers to bring a digging shovel if available. Volunteers should meet at the corner of Emerald and Venice drives next to the tennis courts

More information is available at 530-541-5388 or events@keeptahoeblue.org.

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