Would you like to help protect our environment while you hike? Want to learn how to identify some common invasive plants? Take this workshop to find out how!
Invasive plants cause problems for our environment and make the habitat less useable by our native birds and butterflies. Our Invasives Strike Force volunteers help spot invasive plants so that we can schedule work days to remove them. You’ll learn easy ways to identify a set of invasive plants commonly found along the trails and how to record information about their locations.
In this first-level course, you will learn everything you need to know in order to become an Invasives Strike Force Standard Surveyor.
You'll learn how to identify 14 common invasive plants, collect data, and use a GPS unit. GPS units can be borrowed from the Trail Conference or you may use your own or your smartphone. After completing training, you will be assigned to a trail section about 2 miles long. You will be expected to walk your trail section while identifying and mapping these invasive plants. Surveying should be completed by the end of the summer.
This workshop is an intensive class-room style training session with an outdoor practice component.
Pre-registration is required.
June 15th, 2018 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM
Cornell Cooperative Extension - Dutchess County
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