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Purple Loosestrife Eradication • Douglas County

Saturday, Sep 11th, 2010 @ 9am-12pm
Lawrence, KS • Map

Come help the Grassland Heritage Foundation and our partners eradicate purple loosestrife in Lawrence (or at least get rid of some of it).
Saturday, Sept. 11, from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the intersection of Atchison Ave. and Clinton Pkwy.
We’ll be digging and disposing of the purple loosestrife that is growing in the drainage area on the southwest corner of the intersection. Wear sturdy shoes and bring your shovels, pruning tools, and gloves. We’ll supply everything else.
There is parking available on Atchison Ave. although we strongly recommend that you carpool with others as the parking is in a residential area. Also, please be sure to use the available sidewalks rather than walking on the neighbors’ property.
Purple loosestrife has recently been sold as an ornamental plant, however, it has become a dangerous invasive which overtakes native plants in wetland areas. The Kansas Department of Ag. quarantined it in January, 2002. GHF and others are working to help the city of Lawrence eliminate at least some of the plants that are growing on city property.

Contact: Kim Bellemere 785-840-8104

Sponsor: Grassland Heritage Foundation

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