PUBLIC LANDS -- Local hikers are pulling together to reduce the noxious weed infestation at the Iller Creek unit of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area in Spokane Valley.
The Inland Northwest Hikers are recruiting volunteers for a spotted knapweed pulling party on Saturday.
“We’ll move up the east ridge trail and pull as we go to the Rocks of Sharon,” said co-organizer Bob Strong.
“Bring sturdy work gloves and a trowel if you have one. Bring lunch and at least two quarts of water -- it's going to be sunny and warm.”
Meet at 9 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church to carpool to the trail head. Directions: From Sprague/Appleway in Spokane Valley, turn south on Dishman-Mica Road. Go past 32nd Avenue and turn right (at the traffic light) on Schafer Road to the church parking lot on the right.