News Release – 6/18/2014

What’s That Weed? Free Workshop to Help Homeowners Rid Yards of Noxious Weeds, June 26

 

– Weed Experts from Clark Public Utilities and Clark County Offer Free Advice –
 
VANCOUVER, WA – June 18, 2014 – Clark Public Utilities’ Eradication Nation and Clark County Vegetation Management are teaming up to help local landowners identify and control weeds at a free workshop on June 26, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
 
“It’s the time of year when yards and gardens can go downhill fast,” said Bethany Lund, invasive species coordinator at Clark Public Utilities. “We put so much effort into creating beautiful, healthy outdoor spaces, but without weed control some of these unwanted plants can creep in and takeover.”
 
Held at the Venersborg Schoolhouse at 24309 NE 209th Street, the workshop will include examples of weeds to watch out for, tips for getting weeds out and keeping them out, and a chance to “Stump the Weed Master” with questions.
 
“Weeds aren’t just an eyesore, some of the more aggressive types can impact the structural integrity of your home or choke out the native plants we need for wildlife habitat,” Lund explained. “Luckily, there are local folks who are happy to share some tips for keeping weeds at bay.”
 
Attendees are encouraged to bring samples of weeds or photos of the worst weed offenders and stay for refreshments while the weed experts share ways to limit landscapes to chosen plants – not unsightly and invasive weeds.
 
When:             Thursday, June 26 at 6:30 p.m.
 
Where:            Venersborg Schoolhouse, 24309 NE 209th Street
 
Contact:          For more information or to RSVP (not required), call 360-992-8787 or email     knotweed@clarkpud.com.

 

About Clark Public Utilities
Clark Public Utilities is a customer-owned public utility that provides electric service to more than 185,000 customers throughout Clark County. The utility also provides water service to about 30,000 homes and businesses in the Hazel Dell, Salmon Creek, Lakeshore, Hockinson, Brush Prairie, La Center, Meadow Glade, Amboy and Yacolt areas. More information at www.clarkpublicutilities.com.