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Volunteers needed for noxious weed removal

Help wanted on Gifford Pinchot Forest

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest, in cooperative effort with the Klickitat County Noxious Weed Control Board and the Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Board, invite interested volunteers to come help eradicate noxious weeds along Forest Service Road 23 from Trout Lake into the Gifford Pinchot National Forest.

Noxious weeds pose many threats to the environment ranging from public safety to the reduction of native plants.

In order to reduce the spread of noxious weeds and to educate the public about noxious weed control, a volunteer date has been set aside for Thursday, June 23, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Volunteers are encouraged to meet at the Mt. Adams Ranger District office to start off the day with a short weed show-n-tell.

Volunteers should plan to wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, gloves and boots, and bring a lunch. Hand-pulling weeds will be the main method of eradication.

For additional information and to ensure enough tools safety vests, and other supplies are available, please call Andrea Ruchty at the Mt. Adams -- Trout Lake Ranger District 509-395-3414, or Marty Hudson at the Klickitat County Noxious Weed Control Board, 773-5810, or Nikki Rohan at the Skamania County Noxious Weed Control Board, 427-9416.


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