News Release from the County:
Annual Weed Pull Events Begin Saturday, June 7
The Deschutes County Weed Advisory Board and the Let’s Pull Together (LPT) event organizers are gearing up for noxious weed pull events that begin Saturday, June 7 and continue through Sunday, June 15, during Noxious Weed Awareness Week.
The week's weed pull events help to educate in preserving Central Oregon's ecosystem from non-native noxious weeds. Weed pull events will be followed by a free celebration and lunch for all hardworking volunteers.
Noxious weeds are non-native invasive species which threaten the Central Oregon ecosystem. They not only crowd-out native plants, but they starve wildlife, use water and create allergens. Noxious weeds also provide significant amounts of ladder fuel which during wildfires, can radically change the speed and fury at which wildfires burn.
Let’s Pull Together is a family-friendly noxious weed-pulling event held in cities around Deschutes County. All residents are welcome to attend the events to help rid the area of noxious weeds and to help protect surrounding national forests.
Let’s Pull Together-Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
· June 7, La Pine & Redmond
· June 14, Bend
· June 21, Sisters
Grab your weeding tool of choice and bring the kids, your friends, your neighbors and join others at any of the weed pull locations listed on www.letspulltogether.com. Event coordinators and on-site noxious weed experts will help you identify native plants and noxious weeds. Weed pull sites are family-friendly for children of all ages, and for adults of all physical ability levels.
For more information about LPT locations and how to participate, please visit the Let's Pull Together event Web site at www.letspulltogether.com. Event Coordinator, Cheryl Howard (541) 610-3309.
For assistance and information about noxious weeds, please visit the Deschutes County web site at www.deschutes.org/weeds or contact Deschutes County Vegetation Manager/Forester Ed Keith at (541) 322-7117. ##