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Henderson, Nevada – Project GREEN: Friends of Pittman Wash hosts an Earth Day community volunteer clean-up of the Pittman Wash.

Enjoy the beauty of Pittman Wash in temperate weather. Help remove invasive species (tamarisk and fountain grass), repair trails and remove litter. Dress accordingly – study shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, and sun block. Meet at the amphitheater behind the Silver Springs Recreation Center, Saturday, April 22 at 9am. Registration opens at 8:30am.  The event is free and open to all.

About the Friends
The group’s mission is “to preserve and protect the wildlife and wildlife habitat of Pittman Wash, a rare Mojave Desert riparian ecosystem.”

Friends can support the group with T-shirts available for $15 and year-long memberships for $20.

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Spotlight on Tamarisk (tamarix)

What a beautiful invasive species. Introduced here in the 30s for soil erosion, tamarisk exudes salt, thereby killing off the local species. It is a beautiful plant, but it ends up choking the waterways and washes that lead to Lake Mead. More about the plant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamarix
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