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Stopping the invaders in Anza Borrego

by Administrator 21. January 2011 00:23

Anza Borrego Wildflowers

Come springtime, many southern Californians turn their attention east towards the Anza Borrego Desert.  The attraction is the annual wildflower blooms, that can instantly transform this unforgiving landscape into a flourishing garden. 

Unfortunately this annual pilgrimage is in jeopardy as the Anza Borrego desert is under attack from a relentless invader, innocuously named Sahara Mustard.

Sahara Mustard is considered an invasive species and lately has been choking out many of the native wildflowers in the Borrego Valley and surrounding areas.

So you are probably asking yourself, "What can I do?".  Well you can head out to Anza Borrego on February 8, for a weeding orientation, and then attend one of three weeding sessions which are scheduled in late January and early February.

Weeding sessions are currently scheduled for :

Saturday February 12

Saturday February 26

Session times are from 9 am until 12 and from 1 - 3 pm. Volunteers are asked to bring their own gloves and weeding tools. Please meet at the north side of Henderson Canyon Road, 1/2 mile east of the intersection with Borrego Valley Road.

For more information you can check the California State Parks website.

Check out some of our Anza Borrego Wildflower pictures from last year.

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