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Sonora, CA — You can pitch in by pulling weeds in the burned out areas of the Rim Fire.

It is an all-day event on May 24 in the Mi-Wok Ranger District of Stanislaus National Forest. District Botanist Margaret Willits will be leading the eradication project starting at 8:30 am and ending at 3:30 pm.

The goal is to remove tumble mustard from around the Jaw Bone Lava Flat area. Forest Officials say this invasive plant has the potential to impact the food supply for deer and other plant life so removing the mustard will benefit wildlife as well as native plant species.

You will be provided with garbage bags and some gloves. You must be 18-years-old or older to volunteer.

Forest officials ask you to bring these items:

• Lunch and drinking water

• Sunscreen

• Hiking boots and gloves if you have them

• Long pants

• Small backpack for carrying personal items

For more information, you can call Rim Fire Recovery Partnership Coordinator Clare Long at 603-986-5640.


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