Want to help identify and limit the spread of nuisance weeds in the Finger Lakes? Well then check out the Weeds Watch Out program. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County has started a program to train volunteers on how to identify and remove invasive weeds on area waters. Training is happening in three area locations this month. For more information check out a recent Auburn Citizen article or the Weeds Watch Out web-site. Better yet, contact Irene Holak at Cornell Cooperative Extension at 315-255-1183.
Weeds Watch Out Web-site link:
Weeds Watch Out! Training Workshops
Training workshops are available to teach volunteers how to:
- Identify invasive plant varieties, as well as native look-a-likes
- Monitor the presence or spread of invasive plants along a lakeshore, river, swimming area, or other favorite water body
- Report the presence of a new infestation early
- Participate in control measures, such as hand-pulling
Cayuga County Training Dates:
- June 14th, 2010: 6-7pm at Sterling Nature Center
- June 18th, 2010: 5:30pm-6:30pm at Emerson Park (within park, $2.00 parking fee)
- June 19th, 2010: 9-10am at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, 248 Grant Ave., Auburn
For more information, contact Irene Holak at Cornell Cooperative Extension at 315-255-1183.