Weed Watchers Training - The Mountaineers - 2017

Stewardship Course

Weed Watchers Training

Weed Watchers Training

  • Sat, Jun 3, 2017 - Fri, Jun 23, 2017
  • Committee: Stewardship Partners Committee
  • FREE
  • Availability: 22 (25 capacity)
  • Cancellation & Refund Policy


Plant enthusiasts, hikers and others who want to help protect our natural areas are encouraged to join the effort to locate (and control) invasive species in the beautiful Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley and the Snoqualmie Pass Gateway trails of the South Fork Snoqualmie. Help survey the area's spectacular trail system for invasive weeds so we can stop them before they get entrenched. This class will teach you to identify the highest priority invasive plant species and give you the tools you need to start helping prevent these weeds from spreading into our wilderness areas.

The agenda will be the same for both sessions, but you are welcome to sign up for both!

In the morning there will be a classroom-based workshop covering the program's goals and methods and focusing on learning to identify the priority invasive plants for the region, using a combination of slides and plant specimens. In the afternoon, there will be a field-based activity to get further practice identifying plants and to get familiar with recording data on both the paper and online forms. This is a joint training for King County's Trail Weed Watchers and the PNW‐IPC Citizen Science EDRR program.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Required Equipment

10 Essentials including clothing for inclement weather, snacks/lunch

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.