R2ED Team Application and Information
The Duluth Invaders service initiative is excited to announce a call for volunteers to serve on our new R2ED team. R2ED team members (or “Rapid Response and Early Detection” team members) will support the City of Duluth’s effort to push back invasive terrestrial plants from our park land.
We are looking for around 20 individuals who are interested in monitoring and removing invasive species across Duluth, as well as support/lead volunteer groups and track/report new invasive species using GIS tools and/or smart phone apps. R2ED team members are asked to commit 3-5 hours of volunteering per month. This could be as simple as reporting invasive species on your nightly walk with your dog, or as much as coordinating and/or a leading a group of volunteers in a Buckthorn pull.
Training will include information on plant identification, removal, tool use/safety, and disposal standards, along with information about up-and-coming invasive plants that are likely to appear in Duluth. Training will also cover the requirements for tracking and mapping new and existing invasive plant populations.
R2ED team members will also be taught how to not spread invasive plants during their activities.