Become A VIP – Volunteer Invasives Patroller!
You can help protect the local environment by becoming a Volunteer Invasives Patroller. Invasive species pose a major threat to humans, wildlife ,and agriculture and cause substantial economic burden on communities. Participate in the new WSU Extension Clark County Master Gardener VIP Program and get trained, collect data, report your results, and make a difference! Participants attend two 90-minutes trainings (via Zoom) and learn to identify three invasive insects and three invasive weeds that threaten Clark County’s plant diversity. Attend one or both but you must register separately for each training.
Invasive Plants Training: June 14th 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn to identify poison hemlock, tansy ragwort and garlic mustard; three noxious weeds in Clark County. Register in advance at https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcuGsqTIvHdWFYy8oi4VyHhYUputl8cy_.
Invasive Insects Training: June 15th, 7 to 8:30 PM. Learn to identify emerald ash borer beetle, Asian long horned beetle and spotted lanternfly; three “when-not-if” insects we expect to see in Clark County in the future. Register in advance at https://wsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vdOmvpzsrH9dHzN4Mctlk1F29BrhRMznX.
Learn more at https://extension.wsu.edu/clark/workshops-events/. Contact: [email protected] or 564-397-5738.