Island-Wide Invasive Weed Clean-up
Sundays in April from 10am-4pm
Invasive plant species threaten native plants and wildlife. Rid your yard and garden of invasive species during the month of April and Let’s Pull Together and Bainbridge Island Land Trust will pick up the tab!
WHEN: Each Sunday in April from 10am-4pm:
Sunday, April 2nd
Sunday, April 9th
Sunday, April 16th
Sunday, April 23rd
Sunday, April 30th
WHERE: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station
7215 Vincent Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
WHAT: Accepted Invasive Species
Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius)
English holly (Ilex aquifolium)
English ivy (Hedera helix)
Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus)
Tansy ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)
Cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
Other invasives listed on Kitsap County’s “Dirty Dozen”
PLEASE do not bring non-invasive yard waste mixed in with your invasive species. It WILL NOT be accepted. A representative of LPT or the Land Trust will be on-site at Bainbridge Disposal transfer station to assist you. Upon arrival, please let this representative and Bainbridge Disposal know you are participating in the Island-Wide invasive species removal.
QUESTIONS? Email Max Gordinier, LPT Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to reserve a weed wrench.
Why Remove Invasive Species?
Invasive plant species are one of the leading causes of native biodiversity loss. Invasives spread quickly and can displace native plants, prevent native plant growth, and create monocultures. A healthy plant community has a variety of shrubs, herbs, and trees, but invasive plants can cause biological pollution by reducing plant species diversity. As a result, changes in native plant diversity reduce the quality and quantity of fish and wildlife habitat. Removing invasive plant species helps our native plant communities thrive.