Duluth Invaders, a service initiative coordinated by Duluth Parks and Rec is inviting residents to learn about common invasive plants at several volunteer work events. 

Duluth Invaders are organized by the city and mobilize citizen volunteers to assist in controlling and removing terrestrial invasive plants, as well as restore the lands damaged by them within the city limits. This summer  they are hosting volunteer work events to educate and inform residents of common unwanted, non-native invasive species.

Invasive species aren't good for the environment because they often have no predators, so they are free to grow uncontested. Duluth Invaders staff will be on-hand and the events will cover identification, removal and disposal of five prevalent invasive plants: Garlic Mustard, Japanese Knotweed, Tansy, Buckthorn, and Honeysuckle. Click here to see the times for the meetings if you're interested and help ensure natural beauty with our parks.