Family Volunteer Opportunity: Nashville Zoo Weed Wrangle

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Nashville Zoo

The Nashville Zoo is looking for volunteers for the second annual Weed Wrangle, a city-wide clean-up day dedicated to ridding Nashville of non-native plant species. Weed Wrangle is set for Saturday, March 5th from 9am-12pm.  Participants must be 16 or older.

Family Volunteer Opportunity: Nashville Zoo Weed Wrangle

Exotic invasive plants, particularly bush honeysuckle and Chinese privet, have outcompeted native plant species over the last hundred years on the Zoo’s property. Without natural predators, this invasive vegetation negatively impacts the ecosystem, causing a decline in native plants along with the animals that rely on them. During the clean-up day, volunteers will be paired with a site coordinator who will help them correctly identify the invasive plants and assist with hands-on removal.

Join volunteers from around Nashville for a one-day conservation effort to clear away invasive plant species through hands on removal of especially harmful trees, vines and bushes at Nashville Zoo.  Invasive plants and the pests associated with them degrade woodlands, threaten wildlife habitat, and increase the risk of wild fire.


If you are interested in volunteering for the Weed Wrangle at Nashville Zoo location you must sign up through the Zoo website.

For more information and to register, visit

Nashville Zoo Weed Wrangle Day

When: March 5th from 9am-12pm

What: Weeding and cleaning up the zoo

Where: Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

** Please Note: Participants must be 16 or older. **


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