Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Become a Certified Invasive Species Fighter, attend free workshop Saturday June 6

From the Headwaters Coalition:
Does it sadden you to see chinaberries shading out and killing our
native trees? Are you angered to see English ivy killing the tallest
trees on the Riverwalk? Do something to stop the death of our native
beauties! Become a state-certified invasive species tracker and collect
data used to study and manage invasive plants. You don't have to be an
expert: All you need is a digital camera,internet access and a desire to
help! Workshop participants will learn the simple methods used to
collect invasive species data and share it with others. Whether you are
a backwoods hiker or a neighborhood wanderer, you can contribute vital data to this statewide effort.

WHAT: The workshop is FREE, but Participation is limited to 30, and an application is required. Download an application and email it to Rachel Cywinski at . Rachel is also your contact for questions or details!

WHEN: June 6, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Classroom instruction 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Afternoon session will offer volunteers practical opportunities to identify invasive plants on the mission grounds until 4 p.m. Please bring your own lunch or plan to break for lunch for less than one hour.

WHERE: The workshop will be in the Conference Center of Mission San Jose Y San Miguel de Aguayo, 6700 San Jose Drive in San Antonio.

ETCETERA: Volunteers need access to a digital camera and the internet. Bring a handheld GPS unit if you have one; it is not required for participation. Please visit the Texas Invasives website to read more about the Invaders program.

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