Purpose and Objectives

The Urban Habitat is a noxious weed eradication task force that ambitiously aims at tackling an area along the SLC foothills from The Huntsman Cancer Institute to This Is The Place Heritage Park.

The plants in focus are those listed as noxious weeds of Salt Lake County and include Dalmation Toadflax (Linaria dalmatica), Myrtle Spurge (Euphorbia myrsinites), Dyer’s Woad (Isatis tinctoria), and Houndstongue (Cynoglossum officinale).

In addition to recording and controlling noxious plant species, we also aim at educating all you fine people on the native local flora and other associations.

Join us! Help save our precious foothills from the encroaching noxious weeds, learn about the ecology, classification, and diversity of plants and wildlife in our ecosystem and meet great people.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to the winners of the Urban Habitat end of season raffle! It was such a productive and energetic season and we have set the bar high for next year! 

A special thank you to our partners and sponsors for their generous end of season donations: Red Butte Garden, the Natural History Museum of Utah, Kuhl, the Utah Native Plant Society, REI, and Snowbird!

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The winners are:

Red Butte Garden Membership – Emily Woods!

Red Butte Garden Membership – William Schneider!

Red Butte Garden Membership – Ben Rotondo!

Natural History Museum of Utah store gift package – Kay Schmidt!

KUHL ladies t-shirt (size small, heather brown) – Taylor Warren!

Utah Native Plant Society ‘Utah Wildflowers’ poster – Jill Pecchia-Bekkum!

 Utah Native Plant Society ‘Utah Wildflowers’ poster – Meg Baker!

 Utah Native Plant Society ‘Utah Wildflowers’ poster – Cameron Digman!

 Utah Native Plant Society ‘Utah Wildflowers’ poster – Carrie Edlund!

 Utah Native Plant Society ‘Utah Wildflowers’ poster  – Matt Brenner!

 REI Flash 18 backpack – Teresa Mareck!

 REI Hang Time Chair – Brad Watters!

 Snowbird All Day, All Area Ski Pass (exp. 6/1/2018)  – Jana Pate!

 Snowbird All Day, All Area Ski Pass (exp. 6/1/2018) – Maggie Schneider!

 

Thank you all for your help and we hope to see you at a 2018 Weed Pluck event!

Best, Neal

Save Our (Red Butte) Canyons!

Save Our Canyons is sponsoring this weed pluck! Saturday June 10, 2017 from 8:30 – 11:30 am.

Event link: https://saveourcanyons.org/events/

06.10.2017 SOC

Please bring gloves, water, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. We provide water refills, snacks, and chance to win at a raffle! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors who have Myrtle spurge in their landscape.

We will be controlling populations of Myrtle spurge and Dyer’s woad, state noxious weeds, in Red Butte Canyon. This will be a strenuous event in regard to slope, distance, and effort!

Meet at ‘Urban Habitat Tent – MEET HERE’ pin on map provided!

Swimming Upstream with The Jordan River Commission!

The Jordan River Commission is sponsoring our next weed pluck! Thursday May 25, 2017 from 8:30 – 11:30 am.

Event link: http://jordanrivercommission.com/calendar/

Please bring gloves, water, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. We provide water refills, snacks, and chance to win at a raffle! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors who have Myrtle spurge in their landscape.

We will be controlling populations of Myrtle spurge and Dyer’s woad, state noxious weeds, in Red Butte Canyon. This will be a strenuous event in regard to slope, distance, and effort!

Meet at ‘Urban Habitat Tent – MEET HERE’ pin on map provided!

5.25.2017 JRC

REI, Get outside!

Your local Salt Lake City REI is sponsoring this weeks weed pluck! Thursday May 11, 2017 from 8:30 – 11:30 am.

Event link: https://www.rei.com/events/urban-habitat-weed-pluck-series/173306

Please bring gloves, water, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. We provide water refills, snacks, and chance to win at a raffle! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors who have Myrtle spurge in their landscape.

We will be controlling populations of Myrtle spurge, a state noxious weed, in Red Butte Canyon. This will be a strenuous event in regard to slope, distance, and effort which may not be easy for some individuals!

Meet at ‘Urban Habitat Tent – MEET HERE’ pin on map provided!

5.11.2017 REI

*** EVENTS FROM OUR SPONSORS ***

http://www.marchforscienceslc.com/

RBG: http://www.redbuttegarden.org/spring/

NHMU: https://nhmu.utah.edu/events

TNC: https://vr2.verticalresponse.com/emails/10995116335472?contact_id=10995117670837&sk=aUIoB2JgKjBL4wzRXAPUF5MfdNjXqGuwxU9cqsHhZCKQ=/aHR0cDovL3ZyMi52ZXJ0aWNhbHJlc3BvbnNlLmNvbS9lbWFpbHMvMTA5OTUxMTYzMzU0NzI_Y29udGFjdF9pZD0xMDk5NTExNzY3MDgzNw==/Vt_s-uVMV7npBmLFpTdE1A

KRCL: http://www.krcl.org/events/

UNPS: http://www.unps.org/index.html?PAGES/calendar.html

SLCFD: http://slcfire.com/

REI: https://www.rei.com/stores/salt-lake-city.html

JRC: http://jordanrivercommission.com/calendar/

SOC: https://saveourcanyons.org/events/

Salt Lake City Fire Department!

The SLCFD sponsored weed pluck is this Saturday May 6, 2017 from 8:30 – 11:30 am.

Event link https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/urban-habitat-weed-pull-2

Please bring gloves, water, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. We provide water refills, snacks, and chance to win at a raffle! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors who have Myrtle spurge in their landscape. We will be controlling populations of spurge in a difficult spot of Red Butte Canyon.

Meet at ‘Urban Habitat Tent – MEET HERE’ pin on map provided!

5.6.2017 SLCPD

*** EVENTS FROM OUR SPONSORS ***

http://www.marchforscienceslc.com/

RBG: http://www.redbuttegarden.org/spring/

NHMU: https://nhmu.utah.edu/events

TNC: https://vr2.verticalresponse.com/emails/10995116335472?contact_id=10995117670837&sk=aUIoB2JgKjBL4wzRXAPUF5MfdNjXqGuwxU9cqsHhZCKQ=/aHR0cDovL3ZyMi52ZXJ0aWNhbHJlc3BvbnNlLmNvbS9lbWFpbHMvMTA5OTUxMTYzMzU0NzI_Y29udGFjdF9pZD0xMDk5NTExNzY3MDgzNw==/Vt_s-uVMV7npBmLFpTdE1A

KRCL: http://www.krcl.org/events/

UNPS: http://www.unps.org/index.html?PAGES/calendar.html

SLCFD: http://slcfire.com/

REI: https://www.rei.com/stores/salt-lake-city.html

JRC: http://jordanrivercommission.com/calendar/

SOC: https://saveourcanyons.org/events/

KRCL Rocks!

The KRCL sponsored weed pluck is this Sunday April 23, 2017 from 8:30 – 11:30 am.

Event link http://www.krcl.org/events/?date=2017-04-23

Please bring gloves, water, sunscreen, and appropriate footwear. We provide water refills, snacks, and chance to win at a raffle! Bring your family, friends, and neighbors who have Myrtle spurge in their landscape. We will be controlling populations of spurge in a difficult spot of Red Butte Canyon.

Meet at ‘Urban Habitat Tent – MEET HERE’ pin on map provided!

4.23.2017 KRCL

 

*** EVENTS FROM OUR SPONSORS ***

http://www.marchforscienceslc.com/

RBG: http://www.redbuttegarden.org/spring/

NHMU: https://nhmu.utah.edu/events

TNC: https://vr2.verticalresponse.com/emails/10995116335472?contact_id=10995117670837&sk=aUIoB2JgKjBL4wzRXAPUF5MfdNjXqGuwxU9cqsHhZCKQ=/aHR0cDovL3ZyMi52ZXJ0aWNhbHJlc3BvbnNlLmNvbS9lbWFpbHMvMTA5OTUxMTYzMzU0NzI_Y29udGFjdF9pZD0xMDk5NTExNzY3MDgzNw==/Vt_s-uVMV7npBmLFpTdE1A

KRCL: http://www.krcl.org/events/

UNPS: http://www.unps.org/index.html?PAGES/calendar.html

SLCFD: http://slcfire.com/

REI: https://www.rei.com/stores/salt-lake-city.html

JRC: http://jordanrivercommission.com/calendar/

SOC: https://saveourcanyons.org/events/