The Great Invader Raider Rally focuses on removing several invasive plants, such as the ubiquitous coral ardisia, an evergreen shrub with bright red berries, and Caesar’s weed, an insidious weed that produces sticky burrs that “hitchhike” on animal fur and clothing, furthering its spread.
The day of service is followed by a volunteer celebration at Morningside Nature Center, located at 3540 E. University Ave. The celebration features music by The Beatles tribute band The Impostors, raffle prizes from local businesses, environmental education tables and games. Local food trucks will have food available for purchase.
Registration is required to participate in the rally. You may register online as an individual or group at https://goo.gl/forms/H109vUI9cyEjuw4l1. If your organization is interested in becoming a sponsor of the Great Invader Raider Rally, please send an email requesting information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All registered participants receive a commemorative t-shirt featuring original artwork by Gainesville’s own Merald Clark.