Urban Habitat is a noxious weed eradication task force that ambitiously aims at tackling an area along the Salt Lake City foothills from the Huntsman Cancer Institute to This Is The Place Heritage Park. The plants in focus are those listed as noxious weeds of Salt Lake County, include Dalmation Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica), Myrtle Spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites), Dyer’s Woad (Isatis tinctoria), and Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale). In addition to recording and controlling noxious plant species, Urban Habitat aims at educating participants on native flora and fauna.
Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.
What to be ready for
- Participate for allotted time
- Participate in rain or shine
- Walk a mile on uneven surfaces
- Carry loads of up to 50 lbs, depending on capability
- Participate in various activities, including but not limited to invasive species removal, garbage cleanup, painting, and conversation
- Learn about the hydrology of the Salt Lake Valley
What to bring
- Long pants, closed-toe shoes, hat, and sunglasses
- Necessary medications or precautions for allergies, etc.
- Reusable water bottle
- Rain jacket