Skagit & Whatcom County Invasive Species Training
Time & Location
About The Event
Hosted by: Joseph Shea, Skagit County Noxious Weed Coordinator, and Laurel Baldwin, Whatcom County Weed Control Coordinator
This is a free 2.5 to 3 hour 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 live webinar, and learn methods of manual removal and which species you should not attempt to remove. This training will equip you 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. Upon request, you 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.
You will receive a zoom link for the webinar via email as we approach the date.