Professional Noxious Weed Recertification Seminars
We are taking registrations for our annual noxious weed seminars for vegetation management personnel, landscapers, and others working on noxious weed control. Session dates are May 8, May 15 and May 22. The agenda will be the same for all three sessions and will include a variety of topics related to noxious weed identification and control as well as the ever popular live weed specimens (seeing weeds in person is the best way to learn to identify them).
- South Session: May 8, 8-12, Kent Memorial Park Building, 850 N. Central, Kent, WA 98032
- North Session: May 15, 8-12, Northshore Utility District, Northshore Room, 6830 NE 185th St., Kenmore, WA 98028
- Preston Session: May 22, 8-12, Preston Community Center, Preston, WA 98027 (Note: SESSION IS FULL (contact us to be added to the wait list)
This seminar is free and open to the public, but space is limited so pre-registration is required. WSDA pesticide license recertification credits will be available (4 credits). For more information, contact us at 206-296-0290 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aquatic Weed Identification and Control Seminar
This workshop will cover information needed to identify and control noxious weeds and invasive plants that grow in the water and around shorelines and wetlands in King County, Washington. We will explain the laws, regulations and permits related to controlling weeds in aquatic areas. Next, we will give an overview of the IPM methods and strategies that are effective for controlling weeds in water and wetlands including manual, mechanical, cultural, chemical and biological control methods. Third, we will teach how to identify and control aquatic noxious weeds and invasive plants including subermerged aquatics, floating plants, emergent and wetland weeds, and riparian and facultative species that tend to grow near water. In addition to the class time, we will have live specimens of invasive plants and aquatic weeds for a self-guided weed ID quiz.
SORRY! CLASS IS FULL (contact us to be added to the wait list)
June 13, 2013
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Issaquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, Issaquah WA 98027
This seminar is free and open to the public, but space is limited so pre-registration is required. WSDA pesticide license recertification credits will be available (3 credits). For more information, contact us at 206-296-0290 or by email at email@example.com.
What is Knotweed and How Can I Get Rid of It?
Invasive knotweed is one of the toughest weed thugs around and it’s becoming all too common in King County. It chokes out everything else and increases erosion on creeks. Fighting it is frustrating without effective methods and tools. This workshop will give you the knowledge and methods you need to control knotweed on your property.
We will describe current grant-funded projects to control knotweed on county rivers and what homeowners can do to fight it on their own property. The workshop will explain why this plant is so tough to stop and what it takes to control it. This is a hands-on workshop with practical control tips. Participants will be eligible to borrow the program's knotweed stem injectors for use on their own knotweed projects. WSDA recertification credits have been requested (2 credits).
June 22, 10 am to 1 pm
, Cedar Grange
, 22531 SE 218th St., Maple Valley
June 25, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm (includes special Naturescaping workshop by native plant garden expert Greg Rabourn)
, Green River Community College
, Lindbloom Student Center, Glacier Room, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn
July 16, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
, Kingsgate Library
, 12315 N.E. 143rd St., Kirkland, 98034
These workshops are free and open to the public, but space is limited so please pre-register. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-296-0290.
The King County Noxious Weed Control Program offers workshops and presentations upon request for community groups, neighborhood councils, vegetation management professionals, volunteer events, garden clubs and a wide range of other groups. Please contact Sasha Shaw by email or by phone (206-263-6468) if you would like a presentation on invasive plants or noxious weeds for your group, staff or community.