King County’s annual noxious weed seminar is open for registration

Registration is open for King County’s popular noxious weed workshops being offered this May. Vegetation management crews, landscape professionals, stewardship volunteers and others can choose between three sessions of this all-day seminar on noxious weed control offered on May 3, May 10 and May 24. There is no cost to attend but space is limited so pre-registration is required. [Update: May 3 is full, but there are still openings on May 10 and May 24.]

The seminar will cover noxious weed identification and control, methods and permits for controlling aquatic and shoreline weeds, and knotweed biology and control, including injector training that will qualify participants to borrow the program’s knotweed injectors.

This year’s agenda will also feature special guest lectures by WSU Extension scientists. Jennifer Andreas will explain how to use biological control for noxious weed management. Tim Miller and Steve Seefeldt will teach what we need to consider when selecting herbicides, and provide information on the key products used for noxious weed control. Dr. Miller will be teaching this topic at the May 3 and May 10 sessions, and Dr. Seefeldt will be teaching on May 24.

Dates and locations:

  • May 3, GRC Kent Campus at Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way #112, Kent, WA 98032, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • May 10, Northshore Utility District, 6830 NE 185th St., Kenmore, WA 98028, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • May 24, Preston Community Center, 310th Ave SE and Preston Fall City Rd SE, I‐90 Exit 22, Preston, WA 98027, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

How to sign up: Register online

Cost: Free (pre-registration required)

Credits: WSDA Pesticide License Recertification Credits have been requested (estimated 7 credits)

For more information see the class schedule page of our website or contact Sasha Shaw.