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Dishman Hills needs volunteers Saturday to pull weeds

Jeff Kruse and his daughter Ariana remove weeds during the community work project at the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Saturday, April 9, 2011. More than 330 people volunteered to help. The event was sponsored by REI and several outdoor groups.
 (Rich Landers)
Jeff Kruse and his daughter Ariana remove weeds during the community work project at the Dishman Hills Natural Area on Saturday, April 9, 2011. More than 330 people volunteered to help. The event was sponsored by REI and several outdoor groups. (Rich Landers)

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



Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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