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Trail Weed Watcher Training

Plant enthusiasts, hikers and others who want to help protect our natural areas are encouraged to join the effort to locate (and control) invasive species in the beautiful Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley and the Snoqualmie Pass Gateway trails of the South Fork Snoqualmie. Help survey the area's spectacular trail system for invasive weeds so we can stop them before they get entrenched. This class will teach you to identify the highest priority invasive plant species and give you the tools you need to start helping prevent these weeds from spreading into our wilderness areas.

The agenda will be the same for both sessions. In the morning there will be a classroom-based workshop covering the program's goals and methods and focusing on learning to identify the priority invasive plants for the region, using a combination of slides and plant specimens. In the afternoon, there will be a field-based activity to get further practice identifying plants and to get familiar with recording data on both the paper and online forms. This is a joint training for King County's Trail Weed Watchers and the PNW‐IPC Citizen Science EDRR program.

2017 Training Schedule (same agenda at both sessions)

  • Saturday, June 3, 9 am - 3 pm, North Bend Ranger Station, Conference Hall (behind Ranger Station), 902 SE North Bend Way, North Bend 98045
  • Friday, June 23, 9 am - 3 pm, Center for Urban Horticulture, Douglas Research Conservatory, 3501 NE 41st St., Seattle 98105

Cost: Free

How to sign upRegister online

For more information, contact Sasha Shaw,


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Program offices are located at 201 S. Jackson St., Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98104. To contact staff, see the Noxious Weed Control Program Directory, send an email, or call 206-477-WEED (206-477-9333).