From The Pueblo Chieftain (Chris Woodka):
A workshop next month will look at repelling invaders from area waterways.
Specifically, tamarisk, Russian olives, elms and other introduced plants to riparian areas that detract from natural vegetation and habitat.
The seventh annual Arkansas River Watershed Invasive Plant Partnership Workshop will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Central Main St. Activities begin at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 5. A $20 fee covers lunch on both days, snacks and a field trip.
Topics in the classroom will include setting goals for restoration, case studies on restoration, seeding, weed management and two field site visits to view recent restoration work. The field trip will feature equipment demonstration and a discussion on how to use native materials for revegetation.
Register online at http://tamariskcoalition.wildapricot.org/event-2008345/Registration. The $20 rate for the workshop can be obtained by using the promotional code “HOMESWEETHOME.”
To register by phone: 970-256-7400.
To register by mail: The Tamarisk Coalition, Attn: ARKWIPP/XWN Lindsay Murdoch, P.O. Box 1907, Grand Junction CO 81502.