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Wed Program: Noxious Weeds versus Native Plants by Janet Stein

posted May 7, 2014, 9:05 PM by Roxie Rochat

CAMANO WILDLIFE PROGRAM — Wednesday, May 21, 7 p.m.
Noxious Weeds versus Native Plants — Recognize the Difference 
Janet Stein, Island County Noxious Weed Program Coordinator


Janet Stein, Island County Noxious Weed Program Coordinator, will provide a general overview of invasive noxious weeds in Island County, citizen responsibility under the State noxious weed law, and landowner weed control options Wed., May 21, at 7:00 p.m. at the Camano Multipurpose Center (blue building), 141 NE Camano Drive. Live samples of some of the more problematic noxious weeds will be presented to help with identification skills and she’ll lead a walk around the building to see what we find. 

Noxious weeds are introduced non-native plants that can be highly destructive, competitive, and difficult to control. Noxious weeds can lower crop yields, reduce forage quality, destroy plant and animal habitat, displace native plants, reduce recreational opportunities (e.g., fishing, hunting, swimming, and hiking), clog waterways, decrease land values, and increase erosion and wildlife risk. Some are toxic to humans and livestock.


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 e-mail camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com.


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