Upcoming Events

Weed Wrangle

03/04/2017, 9:00 AM to Noon

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Description:

We need your help! Join Nashville Zoo for the third annual Weed Wrangle®, a one-day, citywide, volunteer effort to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful trees, vines and flowering plants. 

Exotic invasive species, particularly bush honey suckle and Chinese privet, have out-competed native species for over a hundred years on the Zoo’s Grassmere property. Without natural predators, this invasive vegetation has negatively impacted the ecosystem, causing a decline in native plants along with the animals that rely on them. 

Supervised by our Zoo conservation experts in horticulture and animal management, Weed Wrangle®volunteers will learn, practice, and begin a habit of maintaining an area free of invasive plants and encourage replanting with natives in removal areas. By engaging our neighbors and challenging them to take action in their own spaces, we hope to create a movement that will have the greatest impact on the invasive plant population.

Weed Wrangle volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

The Nashville Zoo Weed Wrangle site is full. Please visit http://www.invasiveplantcontrol.com/nisaw15.html for another partner location that still needs volunteers!