Be a Responsible Gardener!

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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
• 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 sell or
propagate
Purple Loosestrife
Purple Loosestrife
Fireweed
Lythrum salicaria
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Contamination – Ask
questions
Greenhouse or nursery
Soil
Gravel
Hay/Forage
Manure
Compost
Creeping Thistle
Cirsium arvense
Bird Vetch, Vicia Cracca
Volunteer Opportunities
Seward IPM
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2.
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7.
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
Volunteer Opportunities
Seward Restoration
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2.
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4.
Sheffler Creek
Schoolyard habitat program – RBCA
4th July beach
Tonsina trail – switch backs
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
Contact information
Jen Kain – [email protected]
(907)224-5244
Resurrection Bay Conservation
Alliance – [email protected]
(907)224-4621
Kenai Soil and Water Conservation
District – [email protected]
(907)283-8732 ext 108
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