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Weed Wrangle at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

Join Shelby Bottoms Nature Center's Weed Wrangle and help us remove invasive-exotic species to open viewsheds of the Cumberland River and surrounding wetlands. Clearing invasive plants makes a significant and positive difference, as it will allow native plants to thrive and also improve site-stability and aesthetics for visitors to enjoy.
Volunteers will:
  • remove invasive plants using shears and loppers
  • remove vegetation and pile in designated areas
  • remove debris that harbors invasive plant growth
Volunteers should dress in layers appropriate for the weather and wear comfortable long sleeves and pants and durable closed-toe shoes.  Please bring your favorite pair of gloves.  Volunteers should bring a water bottle and any snacks that they might want. We will meet in the grass field on the side of the Nature Center closer to the Cumberland River.
Weed Wrangle®, is a one-day, citywide and statewide volunteer effort to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of especially harmful trees, vines and flowering plants.  Weed Wrangle®-Nashville volunteers will learn, practice, and begin a habit of maintaining an area free of invasive plants. By engaging our neighbors and challenging them to take action in their own spaces, we hope to create a movement that will have the greatest impact on the invasive plant population in the Nashville area.
Hands On Nashville (HON) encourages all volunteers follow CDC guidelines by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask indoors, including at service opportunities. 
However, this project is led by our partner organization, and they will determine COVID safety measures at the event. If you have questions, please reach out to the opportunity coordinator listed below. 
If you feel unsafe at a volunteer project, please reach out to or share your feedback in our post-service survey. Your feedback is invaluable – it will be shared with our partners and used to inform future policy decisions.
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Environment & Sustainability
Animals, Families, LGBTQIA+, People Experiencing Homelessness, Immigrants & Refugees, Low-income Households, Currently & Formerly Incarcerated, People with Health Concerns & Disabilities, Military & Veterans

Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:18+

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