Thursday, 13 June 2024

Invasive Weeds Awareness Week activities planned

Image
Greg Dills of the East Lake and West Lake Resource Conservation District and Katherine Blyleven of the Lake County Department of Agriculture with the 2009 Invasive Weed Awareness Week display board. The display board can be viewed during the week of July 19 to 23, 2010, at the Lake County Agricultural building in Lakeport, Calif. Courtesy photo.
 

 


LAKE COUNTY – Mark your calendar – the Lake County Weed Management Area is hosting its fifth annual invasive weeds tour on Thursday, July 22.


The tour is free and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend.


The third week of July is 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 self-driving tour is a fun and informative event that gives participants the chance to view and learn about several species of invasive weeds.


The tour will begin in Lakeport, proceed to Nice and Kelseyville, and end at Lakeside Park with a discussion and samples of aquatic weeds followed by lunch.


This year’s tour includes revisiting some of the same sites as last year to observe the progress in controlling the invasive weeds and, in some cases, to see how rapidly the unattended invasive weeds have spread.


Participants will see a demonstration area where goats have been used to control Spanish broom. The tour will also highlight weeds such as Arundo donax, tamarisk, tree of heaven, skeleton weed, water primrose and various other aquatic weeds.


Passenger vans with limited seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All other participants will need to provide their own transportation and carpooling is encouraged.


The end-of-tour lunch is free but donations to offset the costs of lunch and refreshments will be greatly appreciated and cheerfully accepted.


Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. at the Lake County Department of Agriculture, located at 883 Lakeport

Blvd. The tour will depart from the parking lot at 8:45 a.m.


Please RSVP with Kristi at 707-263-0217 by July 19 if you plan on attending and indicate if you would like a seat on one of the vans.


The tour is sponsored by Lake County Department of Agriculture, the Lake County Department of Public Works, and the East Lake and West Lake Resource Conservation Districts.


Follow Lake County News on Twitter at http://twitter.com/LakeCoNews and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-County-News/143156775604?ref=mf .

Upcoming Calendar

13Jun
06.13.2024 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Middletown Area Town Hall
14Jun
06.14.2024
Flag Day
14Jun
06.14.2024 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clearlake Summer Concert Series
14Jun
06.14.2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Middletown Days team roping
14Jun
06.14.2024 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kelseyville High School commencement ceremony
15Jun
06.15.2024
Senior Days
15Jun
06.15.2024 8:00 am - 06.16.2024 1:00 am
Middletown Days
15Jun
06.15.2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
16Jun
06.16.2024
Father's Day
16Jun
06.16.2024 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Middletown Days

Mini Calendar

loader

LCNews

Award winning journalism on the shores of Clear Lake. 

 

Newsletter

Enter your email here to make sure you get the daily headlines.

You'll receive one daily headline email and breaking news alerts.
No spam.