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April 9, 2016
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tacoma Nature Center
1919 So. Tyler Street
Tacoma, WA
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Native Plant Stewardship Training - Field Trip 1

Saturday, April 9, 2016

This no-cost program combines classroom learning with field trips to educate stewards about the region’s native plants and their roles in local ecosystems and how to use this knowledge to protect and restore these ecosystems.

This Program is a Series, Registration Must Be For All Classes and Field Trips

Learning goals of the program include:  

  • An overview of lowland Puget Sound ecosystems and their environmental settings.
  • Identification of key native plants and plant communities of the south Puget Sound.
  • An understanding of many of the key roles native plants play in ecosystem functions, such as wildlife habitat, water quality, and more.
  • Identification of important noxious and invasive weeds and methods for their control.
  • Principles and practices of ecological restoration, including hands-on experience in planting, invasive species management, and other practices.
  • How to work individually and as part of a team to maintain and restore habitats for native plants and wildlife. We will include overviews of local conservation organizations and public agencies that need your help!
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