Fayetteville to host invasive species removal workshop Oct. 18

A hands-on invasive species removal workshop is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Veterans Park, 4451 N. Vantage Drive in north Fayetteville.

Participants will learn how to identify and remove invasive plants. Those in attendance are encouraged to bring work gloves and wear long sleeves, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Tools and water will be provided.

The event, hosted by the city’s Environmental Action Committee and the U.S. Green Building Council Emerging Professionals Group, is one of several projects to emerge since the city’s invasive species ordinance was adopted late last year.

Another popular project is the Parks and Recreation Department’s partnership with Greedy Goats of Northwest Arkansas, which regularly brings a herd of goats to Wilson Park to clear invasive plants. The goats will next be at the park from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 17-21.

For more information on local invasive plants, check out the city’s digital publication “Invasive Plant Species in Fayetteville Arkansas,” which includes information on how to identify, remove, and replace invasive plants with native or non-invasive equivalents.