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Invasive Wild Parsnip Pull – Waabizheshikana Trail

Thu, Jul 7, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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Duluth Parks and Recreation and its partner organization, the Duluth Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area, are hosting three wild parsnip eradication events in July. Volunteers are welcome.

Attendees must wear long-sleeved clothing, pants and closed-toed shoes. Additional protective equipment, tools and instruction will be provided; no prior experience is needed. The events will take place rain or shine, though they will be cancelled if there is lightening.

Thursday, July 7, 4 to 6 p.m.
Invasive Wild Parsnip Pull – Waabizheshikana Trail
Meet at the Waabizheshikana Trailhead sign at 8298 Bayhill Drive, Duluth

Monday, July 11, 8 to 10 a.m.
Invasive Wild Parsnip Pull – Perch Lake Park
Meet at the parking lot at Highway 23 and 121st Avenue West, Duluth

Thursday, July 28, 6 to 8 p.m.
Invasive Wild Parsnip Pull – Raleigh Street
Meet at 6800 Raleigh St., Duluth

Wild parsnip is an invasive plant that presents a public health concern. Touching the plant without protective gear can cause a painful rash and blistering. Wild Parsnip has been found along Waabizheshikana: The Marten Trail, Willard Munger State Trail and the Lakewalk. Intervention is necessary to address the plant’s continued spread. For more information about wild parsnip, visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources webpage.

For more information about the events contact Lori Seele, CISMA Coordinator, at 218-393-9581 and lori @ stewardshipnetwork.org, or Kate Kubiak, city of Duluth Natural Resources Coordinator, at 218-580-9150 and kkubiak @ duluthmn.gov.


Thu, Jul 7
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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Duluth Parks and Recreation
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