Invasive Plant Identification Workshop
Tuesday, June 14 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Free Event at Zig Zag Ranger Station
70220 E. Highway 26, Zigzag, OR 97049
Learn how to recognize new invasive plants that are of local concern. Join with local residents in efforts to report sightings and stop the spread of these plants. Get tips on how to control these and other invasive plants. Once you learn to identify them you’ll be able to save yourself a lot of time and hard work by spotting an invasive and nipping the problem in the bud. Workshop is designed for gardeners, riverfront residents, hikers, anglers and others who enjoy our local forests and rivers.
We need more folks who can serve as scouts in the effort to keep our beautiful mountain communities free of new invasive plants. The sooner we spot and treat new problems the better. There was a time, many years ago, when Himalayan blackberry and Scotch broom were new to this area. Over time they spread to the point where now they are a widespread headache for many local residents. We are working to reduce the chances that some of the new invasive plants will become as bad a problem as blackberries or English ivy. If you’re interested you can volunteer to adopt a trail or area and monitor it during the year.
This free workshop is co-sponsored by the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council and the Mt. Hood National Forest . Free plant ID booklets will be provided to participants. In addition to photos, some live specimens will be available for viewing. David Lebo, botanist on the Mt. Hood National Forest, and Russ Plaeger, Land Stewardship Coordinator,for the Sandy River Basin Watershed Council will lead the session.
Please help us spread the word to folks you know so that we can stop the spread of weeds. Thank you for your interest in the future of the Sandy River basin