The fourth annual Weed Wrangle-Knoxville is a citywide effort to help remove invasive species at several popular outdoor destinations around town. This year, volunteers will gather on March 2 from 9am-12pm at Collier Preserve and five other locations to help wrangle the pesky, non-native plants that hinder the growth of the native plants in these areas. Register here!
The invasive plants that we will tackle were likely introduced for agricultural or landscaping decades ago, but threaten our native trees, plants, and wildlife today. Although many of them have beautiful blooms and scents, they can offset the natural balances of the places we enjoy hiking, biking, and playing.
With direction from experts in invasive weed management, volunteers will take the necessary steps to restore Knoxville’s landscapes to a healthy, native ecosystem. Our work will make a difference not only on this property, but will help prevent these invasive species from spreading to other private yards and public spaces.
Through the Weed Wrangle, volunteers will learn what it takes to free an area of invasive plants and the impact they can have on our ecosystem. By spreading the word about best practices, we will begin to establish a community that is knowledgeable about caring for the native plants in their own yards and the spaces we all share throughout East Tennessee.