Tamarisk Coalition

August 28, 2008--Taking out tamarisk (Durango Telegraph)

An unwelcome visitor’s attempt to take over the rivers throughout the Southwest is not going unchecked. Tamarisk, the “poster child” for non-native plants, is continuing to squeeze out native species and exhaust scarce water resources throughout the region.


July 30, 2008--Gunnison River enhancement efforts awarded grant (Montrose Daily Press)

Local efforts to clear invasive species and restore native plants along the Gunnison River received a boost in July. The National Association of Counties (NACo) awarded $246,100 in grants — including $40,000 to the Uncompahgre Plateau Project — through the Five Star Project Partnership.


June 29, 2008--Tamarisk to be removed from Watson Island area (Grand Junction Sentinel)

The Tamarisk Coalition on Monday will announce its involvement in a $240,000 Watson Island Complex Restoration Project that aims to restore 70 acres of land on the Colorado River to its native state by removing invasive tamarisk from the riparian zone.


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