February 18, 2017

success1 success2 success3Caroline Orr (MGC), Nancy Miller (MGC), Gina White (LGC), Hollidae Morrison (Garden Club of America Zone IX Conservation Representative) and Weezie Calandruccio (MGC). Photo by Vance Lewis (LGC).

Images from 2017 Events

Weed Wrangle®-Memphis is a collaborative project of the Memphis Garden Club and The Little Garden Club of Memphis. The goal is to remove Chinese Privet Privet covering 90% of this forest until a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation recently cleared 200 acres. Weed Wrangle®-Memphis is building off those efforts and helping to get the community involved in an effort to restore our forest to health. Since Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense) will be the only green growth at that time, it will be an obvious target. Weed Wrangle®-Memphis will be held at the following sites:

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy   

Weed Wrangle®-Memphis at Shelby Farms Park Conservancy

February 18th from 9am - 11:30am

Help us remove invasive plant species from Park forests! We will be clearing invasive Chinese privet from the forest. All tools will be provided, but please bring gloves and a water bottle. Wear closed toe shoes. This volunteer opportunity is for ages 16+. Click here to register.

Woodland Discovery Playground

What to bring/wear
Please bring your own work gloves. Closed toe shoes and bug repellent are encouraged.

Age limits of Volunteers
Ages 15 and up may participate

At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee is one of the largest urban parks in the country. With a visionary master plan designed by James Corner Field Operations, it's poised to become one of the best. Today, the Park features miles of paved and unpaved trails, hundreds of acres of woodlands, dozens of lakes and ponds, the new Woodland Discovery Playground, a buffalo herd, meadows, grasslands, pavilions, a Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course and more.

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is working to help Shelby Farms Park reach its potential as a celebrated urban park that defines and shapes a great city. SFPC manages and operates the 4,500 acres of Shelby Farms Park and 6.5 miles of Shelby Farms Greenline. Each year, SFPC privately raises more than $2 million (more than 75 percent of its operating budget) to keep the Park and Greenline clean, green and safe.

Learn more at or (901) 222-PARK.

Wolf River Conservancy   

Weed Wrangle®-Memphis at Wolf River Conservancy

February 18, 2017 9:00am - 11:30am

The Wolf River Conservancy works to conserve Wolf River lands, helping to guide development away from critical aquifer recharge areas and protect sensitive habitats for future generations.

Help us remove invasive plant species. Sign Up Here

We will be clearing privet from the Lovitt Woods property.

Park and Meet
Parking is available in the parking lot of Lowe's Home Improvement, 430 S Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38018. WRC staff will meet volunteers on the east side of the parking lot near the service drive.

Age limits of Volunteers
This will be work best suited to older teenagers and adults, but children 10+ can participate if accompanied by an adult

What to bring/wear
Long sleeves and pants are recommended. Tools and gloves will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own.

Brown Bag lunch at the Memphis Botanic Gardens

Speaker Steve Manning co-owner of Invasive Species Control, Inc.

Discussion on Invasive Species and strategies of how to eliminate/control our major problem privet!!

Friday February 17, 2017 - 12:00-1:00

Memphis Garden Club   

The purpose of the Memphis Garden Club is to advance and encourage the knowledge and practice of horticulture; to promote an active interest in flower arranging and in design and development of gardens; to aid in the conservation of trees, native plants and wildflowers; to aid and carry on scientific and educational activities in these areas; to cooperate in civic improvements; and to further the projects of the Garden Club of America.

Little Garden Club   

The Little Garden Club of Memphis, member of the Garden Club of America, is a non-profit volunteer organization designed to educate and stimulate its members and the community in the development and promotion of horticulture, conservation, flower arranging and garden design. The organization maintains a strong commitment to supporting and cooperating in community improvements that enhance and further the goals of civic beautification.

Click Here for TNEPPC Educational Resources

Tennessee Urban Riparian Handbook: A Practical Guide to Establishing Health Streamside Buffers