CONSERVATION -- The Dishman Hills Conservancy is making an urgent plea for help pulling weeds before they go to seed at a newly acquired property in the Ponderosa area of Spokane Valley.
The conservation group is organizing a three-hour weed control effort on Saturday, May 20. The group will assemble at 10 a.m. just off the Dishman-Mica Road at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Old Schafer Rd.
The goal is to restore the native vegetation, but the property has a wide variety of invasive weeds, said Jeff Lambert, DHC president.
"We have a wet spring that makes pulling the weeds easy and also gives the native plants a good chance to get started," he said. "Experts will identify weeds and native plants and discuss the control methods being used."
"The work will end at 1 p.m.," Lambert said. "Bring gloves and weeding tools. DHC will have gloves and tools if you don't have the right stuff. Bring water and a snack. DHC will bring a sack lunch for the volunteers who register ahead of time."
As a bonus, volunteers will have a chance to visit the property, which is not open to the public, he said.
More information and online registration: Weed Control Project