Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Join the Invasive Plant Patrol Early Detection Monitoring Program!

Pastinaca sativa, or wild parsnip.  Photo credit: MN Department of Agriculture.

How can you prevent buckthorn-like takeovers of new invasive plants in Ramsey County?

Grecian foxglove.  Photo by

  • Volunteer to help with this effort
  • FREE training provided
  • Hike on and off trails
  • Use GPS units; mark locations of invaders 
  •  Report plants for removal!

    Your findings will be included in a national invasive species database!

    FREE introductory program: 

    Thursday, March 20, 7:00 - 8:30 pm 
    at Maplewood Nature Center
    Register online: https://apm.activecommunities.com/maplewoodmn/Home or by calling
    (651) 249-2170. 

     An additional training session for volunteers will be held at Maplewood Nature Center; Friday, April 11, 6:30 – 9 pm.

    Japanese knotweed (shown above) is just one of many
    plant species of emerging concern.

    Sponsored by the Ramsey County Cooperative Weed Management Area and the Maplewood Nature Center.

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