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Weed Wrangle at Smith-Elder Moraine Woods

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ORGANIZATION: The Nature Conservancy

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Join TNC volunteer leaders and the Wayne County CISMA, WIPER, for a morning of invasives removal! The target will be Dame's Rocket, a purple flowering plant that dominates late spring landscapes, overcrowding and out competing native species. Dame's rocket and other invasives reduce biodiversity and cause habitat lose for Indiana’s native insects, birds, and other animals. Come be a part of the solution at this spring Weed Wrangle.

This volunteer event is open to volunteers ages 18 and up. Volunteers should expect to get their hands a bit dirty. Come dressed for the weather, with close-toed shoes and drinking water. All tools and gloves will be provided.

Target Invasive Species: Dame's Rocket
This invasive flowering plant is a look-alike for a highly valued native, Phlox. However, Dame's rocket does not provide native pollinators with the type of food source they have evolved to need. This is an aggressive species that spreads quickly in the late spring. You will learn to identify and control Dame's Rocket at Smith-Elder Moraine Woods and in your local gardens and backyard.

Please RSVP here so we can best prepare for the day: Smith-Elder Moraine Woods Weed Wrangle

Want more nature? Pack a picnic lunch and stay for the Historic Hike through this new TNC preserve afterwards, kicking off at 1pm.

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About The Nature Conservancy


620 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, US

Mission Statement

To preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.


The Nature Conservancy in Indiana's Indianapolis office exists to support our field offices performing on-the-ground conservation across the state. There are six field offices spanning four ecoregions, and our chapter has between 40-70 employees, depending on the season. The Indianapolis office houses our finance, philanthropy, human resources, government relations, land protection and science/stewardship departments. Working together, The Nature Conservancy in Indiana identifies unique ecosystems and threats to those ecosystems by acquiring lands, mitigating threats, and restoring historical landscapes to a more natural state.


Animals, Community, Environment


Sat May 21, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Smith-Elder Moraine WoodsRichmond, IN 47374




  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 hours from 10am-12pm EST.
  • Wear close-toed shoes and weather-appropriate layers.

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