May 27 at 6pm
Forest Grove Community Auditorium
The workshop is free but if you can, please go to the link below to register:
Join us! The workshop is very hands on - you will get up close and personal with the new invaders!
Each participant will take home a free invasive species field guide.
Weed Watcher workshops are presented annually in the spring to help alert area residents to the Class A weeds considered to be of greatest concern and to train residents as ’50 mph botanists’, able to identify these invaders in local natural areas and along streamsides while driving throughout the county.
Each workshop consists of an introduction to invasive species control, a walk-through of the weeds of greatest concern, and time to practice identifying these plants with live samples. Participants receive a copy of our handy weed ID guide, which includes information on how and where to report infestations.
Learn more about the threat posed by invasive species and our mission to stop it!
During the workshops, weed experts like Rob Bauer of CWS and Kyle Spinks of THPRD explain why not all weeds are invasive. In order to be considered an invasive species, these weeds have to be more than simply unwanted. If an unwanted weed rapidly infests an area and has a negative impact on human health, economic productivity, or the surrounding environment, then Weed Watchers should be on the lookout in order to catch the invasive species before it establishes itself and the population explodes.