Help with a new rapid response project for invasive plants

An exciting citizen science project not directly related to our Green City Partnerships may be of interest to our volunteers and supporters. The PNW Invasive Plant Council is recruiting volunteers to participate in the new Washington State EDRR project. This project aims to eradicate invasive plants currently in low abundance in target areas, before they have the chance to spread and cause serious ecological damage. Volunteers will be asked to search for these plants while enjoying the outdoors in four different Cooperative Weed Management Areas- Nisqually, Yakima, and Chehalis River Watersheds and HWY 12 -SR 410, which includes Mt. Rainier National Park.

Training will be conducted in mid-July. If you are interested in participating as a Citizen Scientist please e-mail Julie Combs ( for more information or to sign up for one of the trainings. Training dates and locations will be announced based on volunteer response.