About the TNIPMC Annual Weed Pull Challenge
The Weed Pull Challenge encourages community organizations and groups to become local stewards by controlling invasive plants at a high priority invasive plant site. The group that pulls the most invasive plants (by weight) will win a $250 honorarium that will go towards that groups programs and initiatives. The Weed Pull Challenge will run from June 1st to August 31st annually, with the winners announced by September 15th.
Who can be Involved?
Any interested community organization or group can participate (sports teams, youth groups/clubs, non-profit societies, community service groups, church groups, etc.).
How Does it Work?
Groups are required to make a 3 hour commitment for the event on a day/time that is convenient for them between June 1st and August 31st. Permission to pull at a given location must be obtained by the organization/group and pre-approved by the TNIPMC. All participating groups must make arrangements to properly dispose of bagged invasive plants at the nearest solid waste management facility after the event. A TNIPMC representative will join your team to do the official weigh in and share knowledge about invasive plants.
What Plants Can Be Pulled?
Groups will only be able to control non-toxic invasive plants that are safe to hand pull:
- Spotted knapweed
- Diffuse knapweed
- Hoary alyssum
- Common burdock
Hosting More than One Weed Pull?
Groups/organizations are welcome to host more than one weed pull event in a given year, however only the highest weight will be considered for the contest (cumulative weight will not be considered).
Join the Fun- Register Now!
Please fill out the online registration form below. A TNIPMC representative will be in touch with you shortly.