Don’t miss Noxious Weed Knockout Day June 3, 2023


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Elko District Office

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ELKO, Nev. The Bureau of Land Management Elko District, Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition and the Spring Creek Association invite the public to an educational and fun filled day at the Spring Creek Marina June 3, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to learn how to identify, manage and prevent the annual spring invasion of weeds that cover our local landscapes every spring and summer. .

“This event is a chance for all ages to learn the importance of not accidently introducing invasive species by unknowingly bringing unidentified plants into the area, also how to identify and prevent weeds from taking over property and how to safely remove them,” said Gerald Dixon, BLM Elko District Manager. 

Visitors are asked not to bring any live or dead weeds or plants to the event for identification, instead, take a clear photo of the plant and the experts will identify them and let you know the best way to manage or get rid of them.

Bureau of Land Management Outdoor Recreation Planner Lea Garcia said there will be many booths and events for all age levels. All the materials will be provided for kids and visitors to learn how to use the leaves of invasive plants as a dye to color handkerchiefs, including making their own to take home.

Additional activities include stations with coloring pages for kids and one to plant native seeds to grow at home. The children can document their plant blooming later with a photo and bring it to the BLM office in Elko to claim a prize for their success.

For additional information, please contact Lea Garcia at (775) 753-0273.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.