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Our Mission:

Converting Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, and our riverfront trail system into “Goathead Free Zones”. No more flat tires. No limping paws. No more spreading seeds.

 

Goatheads
(or Puncturevine)

Goatheads (Tribulus Terrestris) is an invasive noxious weed that originated in Eurasia. A goathead vine can begin forming flowers within 15 to 25 days from germination. Within 6 weeks, goatheads appear with each consisting of five razor sharp thorns which hold two to four seeds. Left unchecked, the plant can grow 10+ feet in diameter and drop hundreds of thorns. Goatheads are a tough adversary.

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Our Priorities

 

Schools

Our goal is all kids can ride a bike to school without any flat tires. Wenatchee and Eastmont Public Schools’ maintenance teams are working to keep all school grounds goathead free. Volunteer Warriors are needed to expand goathead free zones in the surrounding neighborhoods.

The Riverfront Trail and Bicycle Lanes

Goatheads growing adjacent to the riverfront trail and bike lanes instantly turn fun rides into flat tires. Our goal is zero goatheads and no flat tires.

Neighborhoods

Beating goatheads requires eliminating them street-by-street, neighborhood-by-neighborhood. This will take tough, committed Warriors willing to scout their street, block or neighborhood every three weeks. Lower income Wenatchee neighborhoods, where infestations are usually highest, are a priority. Eliminate goatheads in these neighborhoods and we can win anywhere!

 

We Need You!

Volunteer Warriors made huge progress in reducing and eliminating goathead infestations in 2016, 2017 and 2018. For 2019 we need new tough, dedicated volunteers to win the battle in your neighborhood, school and on the riverfront. Join the fight!

 
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