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Musk Thistle Remediation Along the South Platte
July 23, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
If you’re interested in attending this project or have questions about it, please contact George Franklin at 303.902.9827 or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jim Klug at 303.953.8046 or at email@example.com.
Workday: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Project Location: USFS property along the South Platte River
Difficulty Rating: Easy to Moderate
Project Times: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Meeting Location: Meet at 9:00 a.m. Deckers Hall, north of (or behind) the Decker’s stores, we will then caravan to the work site near Camp Shady Brook YMCA.
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/CnhtT1MP5cJ2
Number of Volunteers Anticipated: up to 15
This population of thistle is right at the river’s edge, and is so prolific that most of the buds are at eye or arm level – very little bending is required. This project is located right along the road and includes: clipping and bagging musk thistle and severing its base at ground level. This will include no more than a half-mile hike at a your own pace, or you can travel by car. CUSP crew will remove the bagged thistle. Musk thistle is a noxious weed that outcompetes native plant species, becoming a monoculture when left untreated. This population is currently a threat to aquatic habitat, riparian grasses and insect populations.