Late winter and early spring are typically the times when the desert starts to show off its colorful wildflower blooms. In recent years the profusion of yellow blossoms along park roads has often included outbreaks of exotic Sahara mustard. Sahara mustard is a non-native plant capable of crowding out native Mojave Desert annuals and creating increased fuel loads and fire danger in local vegetation.
Efforts will be concentrated in the Pinto Basin of Joshua Tree National Park. If you see Sahara mustard on your property, please remove the entire plant including root, blossoms and seeds.
When to meet: 8:00AM, Saturday April 4th and 11th. Each weed pull event will last until about 1:00 p.m.
Where to meet: Oasis Visitor Center, 74485 National Park Dr. Twentynine Palms
What to bring: Water, snacks, hats, sunscreen. Tools and gloves will be provided.
You can learn more about the Sahara mustard plant by going to the Morongo Basin Conservation Association website at: http://www.mbconservation.org/invasive_plants2
For more information about the park’s weed control program contact Mason Price at 760-367-75, or via
e-mail at: email@example.com
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If you have questions about the project please contact Miriam Lara-Vamstad, Restoration Biologist, at 760-367-5568, or by email at Miriam_Vamstad@nps.gov. If you have questions about the environmental assessment and planning process, please contact Karin Messaros, Compliance Officer, at 760-367-5512 or by e-mail at Karin_Messaros@nps.gov.