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April Invasive Weed Disposal

Sundays, April 21 and 28 from 10am to 4pm. The Land Trust is here to help you get your yard in order with two days of FREE Invasive Weed Disposal! Bring your weeds to the transfer station and the Land Trust will cover the cost of disposal.

Invasive plant targets are Scotch broom, English holly, English ivy, Himalayan blackberry, tansy ragwort, English laurel and the noxious weeds on the county’s “Dirty Dozen” list. Please do not mix in non-invasive yard waste. For questions about whether or not something will be accepted, email Andrew Fraser, Land Trust Stewardship Coordinator, or call (206) 842-1216.

Invasive plant species are one of the leading causes of vegetation biodiversity loss. They spread quickly and can displace native plants, prevent new native plant growth, and create monocultures. Lack of diversity among native plants reduces the quality and quantity of fish and wildlife habitat. Remove your invasives now while the ground is soft and make room for native plants come fall and winter when the weather is best for planting! Save the Date for our Native Plant Sale on October 4 (members only) and 5 (open to everyone).

Resources:

Kitsap County’s Dirty Dozen

Jeannette Franks’ Despicable 6

King County Noxious Weed List

A special thanks to Bainbridge Disposal for helping facilitate this important event. If you are interested in volunteering for the invasive disposal effort, please email Sinclair.

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