Weed Watcher Training at the SLA

Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am

SLA Headquarters, 534 US Route 3, Holderness

The SLA has teamed up with the Moultonborough Milfoil Committee and NH Department of Environmental Services to continue to combat variable milfoil and other aquatic invasive species in the Lakes Region. This year we've scheduled two Weed Watcher Trainings. This first training will be held at the SLA Headquarters. A second training will be held on Saturday, June 13th at 9 am at the Moultonborough Public Library (4 Holland Street).

NH DES Exotic Species Coordinator Amy Smagula will introduce training participants to the aquatic invasive species in and around New Hampshire, and how they can help in early detection of invasive infestations.

After completing the Weed Watcher Training, participants will be able to participate as a Weed Watcher volunteer. Weed Watcher volunteers are a critical part of the SLA's invasive plant management program. The SLA has worked for more than a decade, with the help of countless volunteers, to combat variable milfoil. Success is evident, as we see infestations cleared up to just a few plants here and there. This is an important time to enhance our Weed Watcher program. With volunteers looking for milfoil and other potential aquatic invasives, SLA staff and intern time is freed for our intensive removal program. 

For more information contact SLA Volunteer and Communication Coordinator, Brian Gagnon (603-968-7336).