Volunteers needed for invasive plant removal project at the Tuzi RAP. Join us on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00 am to noon.
A non-native, invasive plant is a plant from another region or continent, that is introduced into a new environment (in our case the Verde Valley), where it spreads aggressively, and is difficult and costly to control. Officially, a non-native, invasive species is defined as “a species whose introduction causes or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm, or harm to human health.” Click here to learn more about invasive plants in the Verde Watershed.
WHAT: Volunteers will be needed for invasive plant removal, namely "tree of heaven" at the Tuzigoot RAP! Join us on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:00 am to noon.
This will involve digging, pulling, and spraying herbicide. Please bring gloves, rain jacket, eye protection, and a water bottle. Wear comfortable clothing: long pants, long-sleeve shirt, and closed-toed shoes. Friends will provide refill water, snacks, hand saws, and loppers. If you have your own tools, feel free to bring them along.
Meeting Place: Tuzigoot RAP - To get there cross the Tuzigoot bridge like you are going to the monument. Pass the first right turn with a locked gate. At the second right, turn down the hill toward the river.