Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

Annual Weed Pull May 22 & 23rd

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It's that time again!

Every year, a group of dedicated volunteers participate in our annual weed pull!

This is an opportunity to get your hands dirty and reduce the noxious weed population. Noxious weeds are "non-native invasive plants that displace desirable vegetation and degrade natural and agricultural lands. They threaten our drinking water supply, crops, pasture lands, and native habitats." Most of the weeds we pull are from the state of Colorado's B list. These include Bull Thistle, Houndstongue, and Henbane.

OLT is committed to working on our weed issue without using chemical sprays or weed killers, so volunteer power is critical.

This year, volunteers will arrive on May 22nd for a day of relaxation before the work begins at 8 am on the morning of the 23rd. We will start the day by gathering and receiving training on which invasive species we are targeting and how to properly remove them. We will work until one on the 23rd and 24th.

There are a few more volunteers needed for this year's workshop. VVHS admission fees and tent camping will be provided on May 22nd and 23rd.

Contact our volunteer coordinator to sign up! Email Crystal at  

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promotes a positive clothing-optional experience at all properties including Valley View Hot Springs, Orient Mine and Everson Ranch;
preserves the viewshed, including land acquisition; 
protects natural, wild, agricultural, and historic resources, in the northern San Luis Valley.