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National Public Lands Day 2021-John Martin Reservoir
September 25, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join us in removing tamarisk from John Martin Reservoir and restoring habitat for native wildlife. Tamarisk, also known as salt cedar, is an invasive species that hogs light, water, and nutrients, which harms native plants and the wildlife that depend on them. At John Martin, tamarisk is threatening to take over the shoreline and has reduced nesting grounds for threatened and endangered piping plovers and interior least terns. By helping to remove the tamarisk, you will be taking part in a multi-year effort to encourage native plant growth, improve recreational areas for visitors, and ultimately return the habitat to its natural state. Visit https://www.spa.usace.army.mil/Missions/Civil-Works/Recreation/John-Martin-Reservoir/ to learn more about this project site. Meet at the Army Corps shelter near the Caddoa Disc Golf Course. Volunteers should bring work gloves, a chainsaw, and plenty of water. Lunch may be available. Fee Free Coupons will be provided to all participants. Sign up at: https://bit.ly/2Wez4TR