2014 Spring Weed Workshop

2014 Spring Weed Workshop

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Thanks to all those who came out to the Stay­ton Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on Sat­ur­day, May 17th to learn about nox­ious weeds found in the North San­tiam Water­shed! The Weed Work­shop was hosted by the North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil, the Mar­ion Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict, and the Mar­ion County Weed Con­trol Dis­trict. Lunch was catered by Trexler Farms and door prizes were avail­able to all atten­dees, includ­ing a Wilco Farm Store gift card, a cer­tifi­cate for wine made by a North San­tiam Water­shed Coun­cil board mem­ber,  native seed pack­ets, and a vari­ety of posters and t-shirts.  

Nine nox­ious weeds were the focus of this work­shop: knotweed, false broom, tansy rag­wort, meadow knap­weed, pur­ple looses­trife, yel­low flag iris, clema­tis vitalba, herb Robert, and yel­low arch angel. Experts from Ore­gon State Uni­ver­sity Exten­sion, the Ore­gon Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture, Eco-Pak LLC., Mar­ion Soil and Water Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict, and the Mar­ion County Weed Con­trol Dis­trict pro­vided infor­ma­tion about com­mon nox­ious weeds found in the North San­tiam Water­shed, how these weeds can be con­trolled, how weed sight­ing can be reported, and how the spread of these weeds can be pre­vented. The work­shop agenda can be found here.

If you didn’t have a chance to attend the work­shop but are inter­ested in learn­ing more, check out some of the work­shop pre­sen­ta­tions below.

Nox­ious weeds overview

Path­ways to prevention

Weed sighting reporting

Bio­log­i­cal con­trol methods



The Mar­ion SWCD is an equal oppor­tu­nity employer, pro­vid­ing ser­vices to the pub­lic with­out regard to race, reli­gion, color, sex, sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion, gen­der iden­tity, national ori­gin, men­tal or phys­i­cal dis­abil­ity, mar­i­tal sta­tus, age, or other pro­tected sta­tus or activ­ity in accor­dance with applic­a­ble law.


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