Tennessee State Parks and community partners are looking for volunteers to participate in Weed Wrangle, a nationwide effort to fight invasive plant species in public parks, March 3.
“Our intent as stewards of Tennessee’s natural environment is to protect native vegetation and the role it plays in Tennessee’s ecosystem by removing invasive plants from Tennessee State Park land,” Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Deputy Commissioner Brock Hill said in a prepared statement.
With supervision by state and community experts in invasive weed management, volunteers will conduct hands-on removal of trees, vines and flowering plants while also learning tactics to take action on their own green spaces to stem the spread of invasive species.
Tennessee’s event is conducted in partnership with the Garden Club of Nashville and Invasive Plant Control Inc.
Volunteers are needed in 34 state parks and two state natural areas across the state of Tennessee.
Here is a list of Weed Wrangle events taking place within about an hour and a half or so of Chattanooga. Click on the name of each location for more information.
- Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park
- Cumberland Mountain State Park
- Fall Creek Falls State Park
- Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park
- South Cumberland State Park
- Tims Ford State Park
Click here for a complete list of all 36 Weed Wrangle events scheduled at parks and natural areas across the state of Tennessee.