5th Annual Weed Smackdown Flyer!

Here is the flyer for the 2014 Fairbanks Weed Smackdown weed pulling competition! This year we will be smacking down on some weeds on Solstice- the first day of Summer! Are you ready to pull some nasty weeds and win some awesome prizes on the longest day of the year??  June 21st will be here before you know it.  Make sure you register by June 1st to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing! 2014 flyer

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Save the Date! Weed Smackdown on Summer Solstice – June 21st 2014!!

The 2014 5th Annual Fairbanks Weed Smackdown will be held this year on June 21st from 10:30am – 1:30pm.  Please register your team here!  If you or your team registers by June 1st, you will be entered in for a chance to win the Grand Prize!  You must participate at the Weed Smackdown and be present during the drawing to win.  If you would like a presentation for your organization about invasive plants and the Weed Smackdown, contact Aditi at the Fairbanks Cooperative Weed Management Area (479-1213 ext 104, fswcd.tech@gmail.com)

Map to this year’s Weed Smackdown!

Pictured below is a map to the 4th Annual 2013 Fairbanks Weed Smackdown.  We hope to see you there!!

Map to Smackdown 2013

4th Annual Fairbanks Weed Smackdown Flyer!

Here is the flyer for this year’s Fairbanks Weed Smackdown weed pulling competition!  Are you ready to lay the smackdown on all the nasty weeds and win some prizes?  June 15th is rapidly approaching.  Make sure you register by June 1st to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing!  Flyer Picture 2013

Save the Date! June 15th, 2013!!

The 2013 4th Annual Fairbanks Weed Smackdown will be held this year on June 15th from 10am – 1pm.  Please register your team here!  If you or your team registers by June 1st, you will be entered in for a chance to win the Grand Prize!  You must participate at the Weed Smackdown and be present during the drawing to win.  If you would like a presentation for your organization about invasive plants and the Weed Smackdown, contact Darcy at the Fairbanks Cooperative Weed Management Area (479-1213 ext 104, FCWMA.tech@gmail.com)

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Save the Date! July 14, 2012

The 2012 Weed Smackdown will be held this year on July 14 from 10am – 1pm. Please register your team here! If you would like a presentation for your organization about invasive plants and the Weed Smackdown, contact Darcy at the Fairbanks Cooperative Weed Management Area (479-1213 ext 104, FCWMA.tech@gmail.com)

Join us for the 3rd Annual Weed Smackdown on July 14th in Fairbanks

2011 Smackdown

89 people and 33 volunteers made this year’s Weed Smackdown a great success!  13 teams pulled 3,240 pounds of weeds in 1.5 hours!

Several returning teams commented that it was great to be able to see that their efforts in 2010 made a difference!  The Fairbanks Rollergirls were very happy to see smaller White Sweet Clover plants in their area and fewer Foxtail Barley plants than in 2010!

 

Quotes from 2010 participants:

“The food was really good.  I liked learning which plants were weeds not from Alaska.  I liked that pulling weeds in this one little spot helps keep Alaska weed free”   Athena, Girl Scout Troop 87 member 

“The Smackdown was a great community service opportunity for our troop that provided an immediate sense of accomplishment and giving as well.  The Smackdown inspired a weed pulling themed 8th birthday party hosted by Shannon (Troop 87), where party guests pulled vetch at Musher’s Hall.  Wherever the Troop goes, the girls that participated in the Smackdown are always pulling vetch, foxtail barley and white sweet clover and teaching their fellow troop members and friends about invasive plants.  It is really cool.  Totally fun and worthwile for the Troop. We plan on being back for the Smackdown in 2011.”  Jessica, Troop 87 co-leader

2011 Prize winners:

Most weeds pulled:

Youth category:

  • 1st place-Girl Scout Troop 19, 48 lbs per person!
  • 2nd place-Quackmire Farms, 38 lbs per person
  • 3rd place- Girl Scout Troop 87, 24 lbs per person

Adult category:

  • 1st place- Alpha Phi Omega, 77 lbs per person!
  • 2nd place-Alaska Ducks Unlimited, 60 lbs per person
  • 3rd place- Fairbanks Rotary Weed Wackers, 58 lbs per person

Largest Team:

Youth: Girl Scout Troop 87

Adult: tie between Fairbanks Rollergirls and Fairbanks Rotary Weed Wackers

Longest roots and shoots:

Youth root-Oliver 2’6″ White Sweet Clover plant

Youth shoot: tie between Girl Scout Troops 87 & 19 4’6″ White Sweet Clover plant 

Adult (both on same plant)-Tom Robinson 6′ shoot and 3’9″ root, White Sweet Clover plant

Thank you to all of our great 2011 event sponsors! Please visit our sponsor page and support these businesses!  This event wouldn’t be possible without their support!!