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Wayfarers seeks volunteers for invasive plant removal

| June 12, 2024 12:00 AM

As the temperatures rise, the need to manage invasive weeds around Flathead Lake is higher than ever to prevent their seed release and continued spread into next year. At Wayfarers State Park, there is an infestation of cheatgrass, a nonnative plant notorious for outcompeting native plants and affecting agricultural land in the Flathead Valley, along with spotted knapweed, orange hawkweed and other noxious species. 

Saturday, June 22, Montana FWP will host a campground-wide weed-pulling and shoreline cleanup project at the Wayfarers Unit of Flathead Lake State Park. Event start time will be 8 a.m. due to temperatures likely peaking in late morning and early afternoon. Work as long as you wish and then enjoy all the beauty that Wayfarers has to offer! Tools, garbage bags, water, and extra snacks will be provided.

Call 406-837-3041 to register for the event, additional questions can be addressed to land improvement specialist Kalle Fox, kalle.fox@mt.gov.