Weeds ... We Can Live without 'Em

With the rains come the flowers...and the weeds.  A new weed has invaded Borrego Springs that presents an even greater threat to our flower fields than Sahara Mustard.  Its name is Volutaria, or desert knapweed. The community’s help is essential for stopping this weed.  

Because of the threat that Volutaria poses not only to our community but to the greater southwest region, the California Invasive Plant Council is holding a one-hour forum this Wednesday evening March 1, in the Anza Borrego Desert Natural History Association (ABDNHA) room.  

At Wednesday’s forum, plant experts will share with you (1) the grave threat Volutaria presents to Borrego and the rest of the southwest; (2) details of the eradication effort; (3) how to recognize Volutaria; and (4) why we need your eyes to help find Volutaria so that teams may stamp it out before it spreads any further. 

Our wildflowers – and the enormous beauty and economic benefit they bring to our community – are in peril. Now is the time to take action. The California Invasive Plant Council is mobilizing state and county agencies to eradicate Volutaria. But agencies cannot do it alone – they need your help in locating and fighting this threat. 

Please join the experts and Volutaria eradication team members in the ABDNHA library and meeting room at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Admission is free.