INVASIVE PLANT MONITORING ON CITY OF AUSTIN LAND: Training and Volunteer Opportunity

The City of Austin and the Invaders of Texas Program have partnered to train local volunteers on invasive plant species identification and monitoring. These efforts are in support of Austin’s Invasive Species Management Plan, the first plan of its kind in Texas and the second municipal plan in the nation. Volunteers will work with city staff to develop a base map of where invasive plant species are located on City lands, and that information will be used to prioritize sites for treatment or removal of invasive plant species.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is hosting workshops during the spring and summer of 2013. The goal is to train 180 “citizen scientists” willing to volunteer time this summer (starting June 10). Volunteer events will occur throughout the city and you can sign up for weekday or weekend shifts. Visit http://www.austintexas.gov/invasive to learn more about the project and find dates that work for you!

Attend a Training Workshop:
Date: June 8 or June 9
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Location: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave. Austin, TX 78739

Registration: Available through http://texasinvasives.org/invaders/workshop_results.php

This workshop is open to the public and free of charge. Lunch will not be provided, please bring a sack lunch or money to purchase on-site at the cafe.