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Volunteers needed for weed removal in Weber County

Published: Wednesday, May 21 2014 12:46 p.m. MDT

Volunteers are needed to help remove weeds from areas of Weber County in the seventh annual Weed Day.

Larry Sagers, Deseret News archive

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OGDEN — Volunteers are needed to help remove weeds from areas of Weber County in the seventh annual Weed Day.

Weed removal will be on Thursday, May 29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Huntsville Guard Station, 6620 E. 100 South; Friday, May 30, 9 a.m.-1:00 p.m., at GEAR:30 parking area, 1931 Washington Blvd, Ogden; and Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Eden Park, 2150 N. 5500 East.

Weed Day aims to reduce invasive weeds. The project area encompasses lands in Weber County between the Mount Ogden front and Ogden Valley area.

Target weeds include dyers woad, dalmation toadflax, myrtle spurge, leafy spurge, yellow starthistle, whitetop, burdock and hounds tongue. Control methods will include hand pulling and bagging. Forest Service crews will use herbicides on-site away from volunteers.

Participants should wear protective clothing, long pants and long-sleeve shirts, gloves, and bring lots of drinking water. Some tools will be provided, but it is recommended that volunteers bring their own shovels.

For more information, contact Lisa Thompson, volunteer coordinator of Ogden Ranger District, 801-458-1704; or Rod Kramer, outreach coordinator of Weber Pathways, 801-393-2304.

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