Source: California Invasive Plant Council


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Volunteer Resources

volunteers

2017 Trainings

Thank you to all that attended our four trainings in June and July! Instructors are preparing summaries of resources, which will be posted here when complete. To add your volunteer weed work site to the online map, see instructions.

Do you volunteer in local natural areas to control invasive plants, or would you like to? Whether you are an experienced wildland steward or are just thinking about getting involved, join us for a training workshop for volunteers! Cal-IPC is partnering with local experts to present these trainings. Program participants will gain skills in weed management and volunteer coordination for stewarding natural areas in their local community, and have the opportuntity to network with a range of organizations working in the area. Topics will include:

  • Biology and ecology of invasive plants
  • Management tools and best practices
  • Strategies for success over time
  • Using your smartphone as a tool to map weeds
  • Collaborating and sharing information
  • Resources for plant ID and control methods
  • Best practices for not spreading weeds

Calendar

East Bay - June 3, Trudeau Center, Oakland
Training from 9:00 to noon, plus lunchtime networking (bring your own lunch) and two optional afternoon activities from 1:00-3:00pm: Calflora training on using your smartphone to map plant locations, or a field trip with East Bay Regional Parks experts to the nearby Serpentine Grasslands Ecological Reserve.

North Bay - June 17, Mill Valley Community Center
Training from 9:00 to noon, plus lunchtime networking (bring your own lunch) and two optional afternoon activities from 1:00-3:00pm: Calflora training on using your smartphone to map plant locations, or a field trip with Marin Open Space experts to nearby Bothin Marsh.

South Bay - June 24, Berryessa Branch Library, San Jose
Training from 10:30 to 2:00 with a lunchtime networking (bring your own lunch) and two optional afternoon activities from 2:00-4:00pm: Calflora training on using your smartphone to map plant locations, or a field trip with California Native Plant Society experts to nearby Alum Rock Park.

Peninsula - July 15, Portola Valley Community Center
Training from 9:00 to noon, plus lunchtime networking (bring your own lunch) and two optional afternoon activities from 1:00-3:00pm: Calflora training on using your smartphone to map plant locations, or a field trip with experts to nearby restoration sites at Edgewood Preserve, Wunderlich Park, or Arastadero Preserve.

Questions? Contact info@cal-ipc.org.