March 4, 2017
Weed Wrangle®-Grants Pass, is a one-day, volunteer effort to help rescue our public parks from invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful plants. The goal is to heighten awareness while actively removing the problem. Experts on invasive plant species will be there to help educate the public and demonstrate methods for proper removal and disposal.
This year’s event will take place at Griffin Park along the beautiful Rogue River (500 Griffin Road, Grants Pass, OR) on Saturday, March 4, 2017. We will focus on removing Scotch broom and other invasive plants that are taking over the native landscape.
Partners throughout the region, including the Oregon Dept of Foresty's Firewise program, our Cooperative Weed Management Association, and the Josephine County Parks will be participating in the event. For participants, we will have tools available to use and the County Park day-use fee will be waved.
Our mission is simple: Bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship.
SOLVE is a non-profit organization that brings together individuals, business groups, and service and conservation groups through volunteering and education to restore our natural spaces and take good care of this great state of which we are all so proud. SOLVE facilitates Oregonians of all kinds coming together to volunteer, focusing on beach and illegal dump cleanup, planting native trees, removing invasive plants, and other environmental maintenance projects. SOLVE annually creates an average of 40,000 volunteer opportunities in 170 communities all across this diverse state.
But SOLVE has been around, and doing good, for a lot longer ago than that. The organization originally called S.O.L.V. (Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism) was created by Governor Tom McCall and other community leaders in 1969 to address the need for community action in the ever-growing state.
Today SOLVE is working to build on that original vision with a strategic plan for today's problems (and tomorrow's too, for that matter).
If you'd like to volunteer, please register online using the link below and clicking the red "Register Now" button: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/weed-wrangle-grants-pass
Or print the adult or youth waiver found at the links below and bring them to the event:
For updated information on Weed Wrangle®-Grants Pass please visit our events page on Facebook
The Weed Wrangle® started by The Garden Club of Nashville in 2015, expanded to the Knoxville Garden Club, Garden Club of Lookout Mountain, Memphis Garden Club, and The Little Garden Club of Memphis in 2016. All clubs are members of The Garden Club of America and participants in the GCA Partners for Plants program.