Conservation

Weed Wrangle - New Orleans Workday

Help us remove invasive species in City Park!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pmNew Orleans, Louisiana

Location Details

Grow Dat Youth Farm, City Park

150 Zachary Taylor Dr., New Orleans, 70124

Weed Wrangle - New Orleans Workday

November 15, 2017 - New Orleans, LA

Weed Wrangle - New Orleans is a volunteer effort to help rescue various areas of City Park from invasive species through hands-on removal. Especially harmful trees, vines and flowering plants to be removed in this area are: thistle, Chinese privet, wild geranium, oxalis, ragweed, Virginia creeper, English ivy and bush honeysuckle. Audubon Louisiana is partnering with the Garden Club of America in this venture.

Weed Wrangle (nationwide) is sponsored by the Garden Club of America and the local project is organized by The New Orleans Town Gardeners, member of GCA. It is now in 14 cities to slow or reverse the negative effects that invasives have on our environment. Part of the projects is to educate citizens, especially youth, of this threat to a healthy ecosystem.

Audubon Louisiana is partnering with The New Orleans Town Gardeners in this venture as part of its Plants for Birds program and to protect the City Park birding corridor from invasive species. 

Supervised by experts, volunteers will learn, practice, and hopefully make a paradigm shift in awareness and good stewardship of the great outdoors. 

Bring: gloves, clippers, reusable water bottle

Contact info: Linda Walker, 504-218-9070, lindagcw@gmail.com

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