Call for Citizen Scientists: Join a regional volunteer effort to detect and eradicate invasive plant species!
A training for citizens to identify a suite of invasive plants in a 2.5 hour free training where you will learn how to identify priority invasive species, how to record basic data and how to report findings on EDDMapSWest, a national early detection reporting system. Participants learn plant identification through a PowerPoint presentation, herbarium sheet specimens and live material. Participants also learn methods of manual removal and which species you should not attempt to remove. Trainings will equip volunteers with the knowledge necessary to conduct invasive plant surveys in order to support local land managers that need your help. Your efforts will directly support the maintenance of healthy ecosystems. Volunteers will receive an invasive plant identification booklet along with survey forms. We ask that volunteers who sign up conduct 1-2 surveys over the field season.
Capacity will be limited, so if you would like to attend this free training, please RSVP to Andrew Fraser at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place. Participants may receive WDSA or ODA pesticide license recertification credits (2 credits).
Cle Elum, WA – Friday, June 30th 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Address: Cle Elum Ranger District, Tom Craven Conference Room, 803 W 2nd St., Cle Elum, WA 98922
Enter at the rear parking lot behind the main Forest Service building on Douglas Monro Blvd. (rt. 4517) and head towards the large gravel parking lot on the left. The Tom Craven Conference room entrance is located on the north end of the parking lot.
Co-Hosted by: Marc Eylar, Kittitas Co. Noxious Weed Board and Helen Lau USFS Botanist