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8th Annual Earth Day Invasive Plant Pull

It’s time to root out and destroy pesky plant invaders with at the 8th Annual Invasive Plant Pull!  In celebration of Earth Day, Lost River Cave and Valley invites you to spend an afternoon to help re-invigorate the valley floor, on Saturday, April, 23th from 1:00PM – 4:00PM. Bring your entire family and join other community members as they band together in an attempt to eradicate invasive plants from the Lost River Valley.

Pre-register so we can plan a plant plot for you to help pull pesky plants from the valley. Early-bird registrants will receive free Invasive Plant Pull t-shirts, Free Boat Tours, Door Prizes, and Gift Shop Discounts.  Volunteers can pre-register by visiting us online at to download the application. Applications can also be picked up at Lost River Cave and Valley located at 2818 Nashville Road in Bowling Green, KY or calling us at 270-393-0077.

The Invasive Plant Pull is an annual event at Lost River Cave & Valley offering individuals a chance to gain volunteer experience while teaching you to detect invasive plant species wherever you see them. With your help Lost River will one day be rid of the pesky sprouts that run rampantly over the 25-acre valley floor. Clearing plants like winter creeper and privet is easy work that provides much needed elbow room for our long suffering native plants. Your handiwork will be rewarded when you see that sunshine, rain and nutrients are helping to re-invigorate the forest floor with a carpet of ferns and native flowers that provide food and shelter for the valley’s native and migrating animals.


FRIENDS OF LOST RIVER is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The organization is committed to environmental education, community building, and natural resource preservation. Lost River Cave has been visited by travelers from all over the world who come to experience Kentucky’s Only Underground Boat Tour.

7th Annual Invasive Plant Pull – Saturday, April 17th!

Come to the Invasive Plant Pull at Lost River Cave to receive FREE boat tours, FREE T-shirts and more!

Take a few moments out of your busy day to imagine a beautiful scene. Close your eyes and picture serene grassy areas filled with tall, stately trees, cheerful songbirds, busy squirrels, and beautiful wildflowers sharing their wondrous colors for everyone around…

This scene can become a reality with your help on Saturday, April 17th at Lost River Cave & Valley!

Join the Lost River Cave team as we remove invasive plants from the Valley in an effort to beautify this natural oasis in the heart of the city!

Invasive plants are pesky sprouts that grow in the valley and run rampantly, taking valuable land and healthy soil away from the beautiful wildflowers that grow naturally. Most invasive plants came into the valley via a non-natural source and overtake the native plants. Therefore, we must remove them.

This is one of the many events happening at the nature park to allow visitors to experience Lost River, Naturally!

Bring the entire family for a day of fresh air, new friends, and pulling those nasty non-natives out by their roots.   You can bring your own gloves and tools for plant removal, or borrow some of our equipment. Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, just in case you come into contact with minor poison ivy.

Whether you can come for an hour or stay for the entire event, every pulled plant makes a difference.

The event will last from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Pre-registration is encouraged and necessary to receive the gifts!

To Pre-register, call 270-393-0077, come by the visitors center, or email!

Hope to see you there!