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Invasive Plant Workshops Fuel Art and Healthy Ecosystems in Taos

  • Local Champion: The Paseo Project
  • Date Funded: May 16, 2024
  • Grant Amount: $5,000

Residents, especially youth, are largely unaware of invasive plant species in Taos and their negative impacts on the environment, economy, and human and animal health and safety. An artist-in-residence with the Paseo Project proposed a unique solution: offer weekly workshops that educate young people on how to identify and remove invasive weeds by engaging them in the creation of his newest outdoor installation. (The artist will use the invasive plant material culled by program participants to build a large-scale sculpture.) LOR’s support will cover the costs of the workshop supplies, intern stipends, and artist educator fee needed to bring this project to life and provide Taos youth with skills that support healthy ecosystems.

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