Programs for Invasive Weed Management
Annual Invasive Weed Workshop
Since 2003, the Kenai Peninsula CWMA has had an Annual Invasive Weed Workshop. We annually bring invasive plant scientists and managers to discuss innovative control techniques and research finding, lead invasive plant identification workshops, and discuss projects on invasive plant management across the Kenai Peninsula. These events are generally at the end of April and are free to the public.
The 10th Annual Invasive Weed Workshop will be held at the Islands and Ocean Center in Homer on April 26th 2013 from 9:00 AM -5:00 PM. This year's FREE workshop will be an informative event for all. Find more information here: user_images/CWMA flyer 2013
The 2013 Weed Smackdown will be held in Homer on June 29th 2013. This annual event is a fun filled community activity and will help remove invasive plants, provide information and promote healthy environments. Details will be posted soon, until then, please Save the Date!
The 2012 workshop in Seward was a great success, thank you to all who attended. Join us for the 2nd Annual Weed Smackdown June 30th 2012 from 11:00 - 1:00 at the Seward Middle School for a weed pull for Bird Vetch. Lunch, T-shirt and prizes, plus good information and interesting conversation.
Invasive Plant Citizen-Science Monitoring Program
The Kenai Peninsula CWMA recognizes the importance and need of involving the community in fighting the spread of invasive weeds. GPS devices, invasive plant guides, weed pull equipment and much more are available for use to aid in the identification of invasive weeds and their management. Contact information: Homer Soil and Water Conservation District - (907)235-8177 ext. 5
Invasive Plant Cost-Share Program for Private Land Owners
The Kenai Peninsula CWMA recognizes the hardships involved with managing invasive weeds on private lands. The CWMA has a cost-share program to subsidize private landowners for managing non-native, invasive weeds with non-chemical techniques. The major objective of this program is to conserve critical habitat from aggressive invasive weeds. For more inforamtion on the program's targeted invasives and habitats, contact Homer Soil and Water Conservation District - (907)235-8177 ext. 5