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    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Learning Center Lecture Series, February 2007

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Date: January 25, 2007
Contact: Bill Parker, (928) 524-6228 ext. 262

Petrified Forest National Park Learning Center Lecture Series, February 2007

Petrified Forest, AZ ― Invaders are taking over our natural areas! Exotic plants now threaten millions of acres in our national park lands. Petrified Forest National Park will present the film, “Invaders of the National Parks” on Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m. as part of the monthly Learning Center Lecture Series.

This film will take you on a journey to join teams of National Park Service “Weed Warriors” as they take on the task of eradicating unwelcome salt cedars (a.k.a. Tamarisk) and other harmful plants from our precious protected landscapes. 

Learn what you can do to help in this national effort! Park staff will be on hand to describe current weed management activities at Petrified Forest National Park and opportunities for you to become a “Weed Warrior” too!

The Petrified Forest National Park Learning Center was established to bring park visitors and researchers together to foster understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural resources of the park and the Colorado Plateau. Lectures are held the first Wednesday of each month on a variety of topics including geology, paleontology, archaeology, and biology. 

For more information call (928) 524-6228 weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park. 

Did You Know?

red badlands

Standing on the edge of a vast badlands landscape, a Spanish explorer is rumored to have named the area "El Desierto Pintado" (The Painted Desert) because the hills looked like they were painted with the colors of the sunset.