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Invasive Weeds Tour

LAKE COUNTY, CA – Mark your calendar! The Lake County Weed Management Area is hosting its 11th annual “Invasive Weeds Tour” on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The tour is FREE and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Lake County tour is fun and informative, and gives participants the chance to view and learn about several species of invasive weeds. It begins at 9:00 a.m. and will be held at Anderson Marsh in Lower Lake. This is the first year that the Lake County tour will be held in a single location.

This event includes a 2.1 mile hike through Anderson Marsh followed by a discussion and samples of aquatic weeds. The event will wrap up with lunch. The lunch is free although donations to help offset the cost will be greatly appreciated and cheerfully accepted.

The negative effects of invasive weeds when left unmanaged will be highlighted, along with effects of a control burn on the weeds. Other weeds such as Medusahead, Himalayan Blackberry, Perennial Pepperweed, and various aquatic weeds will be explored.

The third week of July has been designated by the state legislator as California’s annual “Invasive Weed Awareness Week.” This statewide program is designed to educate citizens about the undesirable effects and impacts of non-native invasive weeds.  The tour is sponsored by Lake County Department of Agriculture, the Lake County Department of Water Resources, and the East Lake & West Lake Resource Conservation Districts.

RSVP for the tour with Kristi at 707-263-0217 by July 18, 2014.