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STATE PARKS — A group of volunteers from various local groups — more are needed! — are meeting Wednesday in an effort to curb the spread of knapweed in Mount Spokane State Park.
To join the group, wear good boots and meet at 10 a.m. at the hairpin turn parking lot inside the park at the Mount Kit Carson Loop Road trailhead.
Bags will be provided but bring gloves and whatever else you need to be comfortable working outdoors in the sun (water, hat, sun glasses, snacks/lunch, sun screen etc). A small spade or old screwdriver might also help.
The group plans to work for a couple hours, break for lunch and then perhaps hike the park trails in the afternoon.
Read on for details about spotted knapweed from from the Spokane County Weed Board:
PUBLIC LANDS — OUTSURVEY – Forest Service botanical studies in Lake Pend Oreille’s Lightning Creek drainage are recruiting volunteers for summer surveys.
Helpers will monitor trails for noxious weeds and hike into alpine areas to survey whitebark pines.
Plant identification and survey training sessions are set for June 6-7 and June 12-14.
Volunteers are being coordinated through the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.
Interested? Fill out a short Application of Interest. Helpers will be recruited from these entries.
Read on for more details from the FSPW: