Lake Weed Watcher Program
Weed Watcher Online Reporting Site
Got a small boat? Interested in saving a lake from the horrors of dense weed infestations? Want to learn how to identify water plants?
The Lake Weed Watcher Program trains volunteers to survey for aquatic weeds in small lakes in King County, Washington. Volunteers are trained to identify both native and non-native aquatic plants. The goal of the project is to watch for populations of invasive weeds that are not currently known to occur in King County or that have a very limited distribution, but have the potential to spread and cause damage. Detecting these weeds early allows us to stop them before they get too entrenched to remove.
2013 Training and Orientation
Saturday, June 29
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lake Desire Clubhouse, 18118 172nd Ave SE Renton, WA 98058
For more information or to sign up, contact Sasha Shaw at 206-263-6468 or email@example.com.
- Training in survey methodology and plant identification
- All necessary survey equipment (other than that mentioned below)
- Plant identification materials
- A small boat (e.g. canoe) and a place to launch it (if you don't live on a lake we can help you choose a lake with a public boat ramp)
- Personal flotation device (PFD) and any other required water safety equipment
- Ability to attend one or two training sessions in late June
- Approximately one field day in early July and one field day in late August or early September
Note: You will need Acrobat Viewer to read most of these files. If you are unable to download the slide show, please contact our office and we will mail you a printed version or a CD.
For more information, contact Sasha Shaw, Education Specialist, King County Noxious Weed Control Program, 206-263-6468.