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Be a responsible gardener. It is your choice what to plant, choose wisely. Definitions. Native - plant lives or grows here naturally Exotic or non-native - plant that is not from here, thus does not have its natural predators

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    1. Be a responsible gardener It is your choice what to plant, choose wisely

    2. Definitions • Native - plant lives or grows here naturally • Exotic or non-native - plant that is not from here, thus does not have its natural predators • Invasive – Exotic plant that can reproduce and spreads into natural areas and bring economic, environmental or health problems • Weed – any plant that people do not want to be where it is at a certain time • Noxious weed – against the law to sellor propagate

    3. Purple Loosestrife Purple Loosestrife Fireweed Lythrumsalicaria

    4. Contamination – Ask questions • Greenhouse or nursery • Soil • Gravel • Hay/Forage • Manure • Compost

    5. Creeping Thistle Cirsiumarvense

    6. Bird Vetch, Vicia Cracca

    7. Volunteer Opportunities Seward IPM • Exit Glacier Rd annual weed pull • Middle school • Mount Marathon race trail • Resurrection River Islet • Railroad terminal • Caines Head State Park – Tonsina, North Beach • 4th of July beach

    8. Volunteer Opportunities Seward Restoration • Sheffler Creek • Schoolyard habitat program – RBCA • 4th July beach • Tonsina trail – switch backs

    9. Alaska resources • Kenai CWMA – kenaiweeds.org • Alaska Committee for Noxious and Invasive Plant Management - uaf.edu/ces/pests/cnipm/ • Alaska Division of Agriculture – plants.alaska.gov/ • Alaska Native Heritage Program – aknhp.uss.alaska.edu/botany/akepic • Alaska Association of Conservation Districts – alaskaconservationdistricts.org

    10. Contact information Jen Kain – sewardweeds@gmail.com (907)224-5244 Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance – rbca_ak@yahoo.com (907)224-4621 Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District – kenaiswcd@gmail.com (907)283-8732 ext 108