Noxious Weed Control needs volunteers to pull Wild Chervil: May 21-June 30

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WILD CHERVIL: A Growing Problem in Jefferson County
LARSON LAKE ROAD IN 2012
FARMERS, WOODLANDS, & WILDLIFE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!
COME OUT AND PULL ALONG WITH US: MAY 21 – JUNE 30

WILD CHERVIL – volunteers needed!! May 21-June 30

– Jefferson County roads, pastures, and woodlands are being invaded by WILD CHERVIL
– a European species that shades and crowds out hay and forage crops, and is not eaten by livestock or wildlife. It causes mold in hay and can harbor diseases that attack carrots and parsnips. It impacts native plant communities, reducing biodiversity and wildlife habitat. Our farms are at risk of harm.
– Many plants are growing beyond the reach of county mowers, and will soon drop seeds, spreading even further and expanding the problem. 
– In order to avoid the need for herbicide treatments, help is needed NOW to accomplish manual control of this plant. 
– Volunteers are URGENTLY needed to help pull wild chervil on Eaglemount Road, West Valley Road, Leland Valley Road and Boulton Road in the months of May and June. 
– All hands welcome 
– Become a WeedBuster 
– bring your family and friends! 
– Spend time outside with birds and frogs, get some exercise, learn about native plants, and help save farmlands and native habitats from this invasive plant. 

For training, tools, and logistics, please call Eve Dixon, Noxious Weed Control Coordinator, at 360-379-5610.

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