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Tour Of Native, Invasive Plants

Underwood Conservation District offers instruction

On Saturday, June 28, from 9 am to 1 p.m., join Underwood Conservation District staff and other local plant enthusiasts on an identification tour of White Salmon area plants.

Learn how to identify common native tree, shrub, and flower species as well as to distinguish some common invasive weeds. Being able to recognize the difference between native and invasive plants will raise your awareness of what's growing in the Gorge and may help change land management practices.

Gaining knowledge of local plants is a key first step towards preventing the spread of noxious weeds and protecting or enhancing working open lands and wildlife habitat.

The tour is free, open to the public, and starts at 9 a.m. at the Underwood Conservation District Office. From there the group will carpool to various sites around the White Salmon area to look at some common native and invasive plant species. Plant Identification handbooks will be provided for those attending.

Underwood Conservation District will be hosting another similar event for the Wind River region on Wednesday, July 25.

For more information and to sign up (registration is limited) contact Underwood Conservation District, 493-1936.

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