I was just enlightened to the plans of Salt Lake County, the Open Space Trust Fund and Millcreek Township to hold a Purge the Spurge event to help eliminate the noxious weed Myrtle Spurge from the Grandeur Open Space. It's being held May 14th at the Grandeur Trail Head from 9 to noon. After talking to the director of the event, I felt that the best plan would be to postpone our little run, to give them the best possible outcome, and to avoid any possible negative run-ins with the county-it wouldn't look good if all their volunteers put off their weed pulling to indulge in some pancakes :)
Upwards of 100 volunteers, including Mayor Peter Corroon, will be there with media coverage to publicize the event. I would suggest that as many of you as can make it, show up to help clean up the Grandeur space that we all love.
I'm sorry for the last minute change of plans. I know that many of you are getting ready for Pocatello 50, running the Ogden Marathon, participating in the Sand Hollow Triathalon, and many other events. Hopefully we'll still get a good turnout, and ensure that the Grandeur Fun Run is around for many years to come.
Please pass the word along to anyone you know who was planning on it.