BEND, Ore. -

The Deschutes County Weed Advisory Board and the “Let’s Pull Together” event organizers are gearing up for noxious weed pull events that begin Saturday, June 9 and continue through June 15. during Noxious Weed Awareness Week.

The week's weed pull events help to educate in preserving Central Oregon's ecosystem from non-native noxious weeds.     

Noxious weeds are non-native invasive species which threaten our ecosystem. They not only crowd out native plants, but they starve wildlife, use water and create allergens. Noxious weeds also provide significant amounts of ladder fuel which during wildfires, can radically change the speed and fury at which wildfires burn.

Let’s Pull Together is a family-friendly countywide noxious weed-pulling event held around Deschutes County. All residents are welcome to attend one of the events held in Bend, La Pine, Redmond and Sisters; to help rid the area of noxious weeds. Grab your kids, your friends, your neighbors and meet us at the weed pull!

After the weeds pull events, all volunteers are welcome to feast at the complimentary volunteer appreciation lunch, which are held in every participating community. Festivities include entertainment and great prizes.

In past years, the region’s weed pull events have been among the best attended of all the community service projects throughout the Deschutes County. So, get your neighbors and...”Let's Pull Together”!

For more information about LPT locations and how to participate, please visit the “Let's Pull Together” event Web site at or call (541) 610-3309.

For assistance and information about noxious weeds, please visit the Deschutes County web site at or contact Deschutes County Vegetation Manager/Forester Ed Keith at (541) 322-7117.