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Volutaria Eradication Talk March. 1


Last updated 2/28/2017 at 10:43am

Hello Borrego Springs folks, please see the announcement below for an informative talk by Chris McDonald, UC Cooperative Extension, on Wednesday at 6:30.

Mona Robison, Ph.D. Science Program Manager, California Invasive Plant Council

With the rains come the flowers...and the weeds. A new weed has invaded Borrego Springs that presents an even greater threat to our flower fields than Sahara Mustard. Its name is Volutaria, or desert knapweed. The community’s help is essential for stopping this weed.

Because of the threat that Volutaria poses not only to our community but to the greater southwest region, the California Invasive Plant Council is holding a one-hour forum this Wednesday evening March 1, in the ABDNHA meeting room.

At Wednesday’s forum, plant experts will share with you (1) the grave threat Volutaria presents to Borrego and the rest of the southwest; (2) details of the eradication effort; (3) how to recognize Volutaria; and (4) why we need your eyes to help find Volutaria so that teams may stamp it out before it spreads any further.

Our wildflowers – and the enormous beauty and economic benefit they bring to our community – are in peril. Now is the time to take action. The California Invasive Plant Council is mobilizing state and county agencies to eradicate Volutaria. But agencies cannot do it alone – they need our help in locating and fighting this threat.

Please join the experts and Volutaria eradication team members in the ABDNHA library & meeting room at 6:30 p.m. this Wednesday evening. Admission is free.

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