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Purge Your Spurge

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Myrtle Spurge is a Class 2 Noxious Weed that grows in large, scattered colonies on our Open Spaces of Salt Lake City. This specific time of year is very significant to the plant’s reproduction. We must dig up these plants before their “flowers” (actually colorful bracts) produce seeds. These seeds spread easily and this plant out-competed native species. Help us in our yearly purge!

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If you have Myrtle Spurge on your property that you would like us  t o help you remove during this event, contact Sherilyn at sherilyn.hirschi@slcgov.com or 801-972-7809.

HOW DOES THE FRIENDLY COMPETITION WORK?
We will compare overall weights of Myrtle Spurge collected and bagged by each team. The winning team will be given the title of “Top Myrtle Spurge Purger 2018”!  Last year our teams pulled 9,385 lbs of spurge combined.

WHAT WILL I NEED TO BRING/WEAR?
Wear long pants and a long sleeved shirt, no open-toed shoes. B ring a shovel and rubber (inexpensive dishwasing type) gloves. These things can be provided if you do not have your own. A re-fillable water bottle. Due to the nature of Myrtle Spurge, no one under 12 will be allowed to participate in this event and a parent or guardian must accompany any children under 18.

JOIN US FOR LUNCH AND A PRIZE RAFFLE FOLLOWING THE PURGE!

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