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Program: Wed, June 20, 2018 - Weeds of Camano by Seth Luginbill

posted Jun 6, 2018, 3:50 PM by Roxie Rochat   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 3:53 PM ]

Weeds of Camano: Exploring noxious weed control and improving your backyard habitat

A challenge to achieving healthy habitats in our yards, forests, and fields is the presence of invasive weed populations. Noxious weeds destroy biological diversity, decrease forage, increase erosion, and decrease land values across Island County. Join Seth Luginbill, Island County Noxious Weed Program Coordinator, as we explore Camano Island’s most prevalent invaders, provide tools and techniques for specific invasive species, and examine management principles in which landowners may control invasive plant species and improve native habitats. To identify, bring pictures or your backyard or pasture weeds in a bag to prevent spreading seeds during transport for identification! (Its a good idea to not handle ones you really don’t know— for example poison hemlock.)

This community program is Wednesday, June 20, 7 p.m. at the Island County Multipurpose Center (Blue Building), 141 N East Camano Drive. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts public presentations the third Wednesday of the month. For information, call 360-387-2236, visit www.camanowildlifehabitat.org, or email camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com.
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