Management of Invasive Grasses: Identification, Control, & Plant Community Restoration


Management of Invasive Grasses: Identification, Control, & Plant Community Restoration

February 21, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:30pm

Location:Rookery Bay NERR: 300 Tower Rd., Naples FL 34113

This 1-day workshop will be taught by Mr. Greg Hendricks and Dr. Stephen Enloe, and will include indoor and outdoor classroom exercises in identification and management of grasses in Southwest Florida. There will be 5 CEU's for this workshop: 2 CORE, and 3 Natural Areas or 3 Right of Way.

Join us to learn about important identification characteristics of native and invasive grasses, and how to distinguish invasive grasses from native look alikes. Instructors will discuss identification and monitoring of invasive grasses such as cogon grass, Natal grass, West Indian dropseed, torpedo grass, Jarugua, Durban crowfoot grass, and Queensland bluestem. Additionally, students will learn about new chemicals, protocols and treatment techniques for managing invasive grasses today. There is a Registration Cost of $15, which funds the provided lunch and materials. Class size is limited to 25 participants, so please register soon.

The field portion of this class (2pm-4pm) entails moderate to difficult walking. Please plan accordingly and wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing; bring outer gear for rain or sunshine, sunscreen, bug spray and a water bottle. Water will ONLY be available in the building, so plan to fill bottle before heading to field location.

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