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Let’s Pull Together on June 16

Post Date:06/04/2018 3:28 PM

Let’s Pull Together is a multi-county noxious weed eradication event consisting of partnerships and incredible volunteers all joining together for good times and clean country (city) living. Helping control noxious weeds is something every weekend gardener and concerned citizen can do to become more involved and help protect our native Oregon ecosystem. 

Event Information

  • Date: Saturday, June 16
  • Time: 9 a.m. 
  • Locations: Volunteers meet at weed pull locations. Group orientation with site coordinators and identification training with weed experts.
    • Pilot Butte State Park (groups will work the base and hiking trails)
    • Northwest Crossing: Miller Elementary School
    • Deschutes River in the Old Mill District (mobile group meeting at the west end of the footbridge in the Old Mill District)
    • Highland Elementary School (Green Up Day event - Debris Collection Only)
    • Marshall High School (Green Up Day event - Debris Collection Only)
  • Festivities at High Noon: Free for all our volunteers. Join us for lunch, beverages, prizes, entertainment and much more!  Festivities take place at the Westside Venue in the Old Mill District (located at the west end of the footbridge, along the river).  

How to Get Involved

  • Preregister at www.letspulltogether.org and receive a t-shirt at the festivities!
  • Bring your weeding tool of choice, your friends, and family, and join in.
  • Meet us at our weed pull locations. Site coordinators and noxious weed experts will assist in identifying native plants and noxious weeds.
  • Sites are family friendly for children of all ages and for all physical ability levels.
  • Mobile/Walking groups depart from their meeting locations after orientation.

Why Pull Noxious Weeds?

Noxious weeds are non-native invasive species that threaten our ecosystem. They crowd out native plants, starve wildlife, use water and create allergens. Noxious weeds also provide tremendous ladder fuel. During wildfires, ladder fuel can radically change the speed and fury at which wildfires burn.

Got Weeds?

Bagged noxious weeds can be dropped off from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on June 16 at the Westside Venue in the Old Mill District. Look for the Wintercreek Native Restoration trailer at the festivities.

Complimentary yellow weed bags and noxious weed identification materials are available at:

  • City of Bend, Public Works, 62975 Boyd Acres Road
  • City of Bend, City Hall, 710 NW Wall St. (2nd Floor, Administration)
  • Deschutes County Road Department, 61150 SE 27th St.

For more information about Let’s Pull Together, visit www.letspulltogether.org

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