Join Tualatin Riverkeepers (TRK) and the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (TSWCD) for Weed Watchers, a FREE online class & paddle trip combo! Increase your awareness of the invasive weeds considered to be of greatest concern in our region and learn to be able to identify these invaders in local natural areas and along waterways as you drive, hike, bike, walk, and paddle. You'll basically be a floating botanist by the end, and you'll have valuable knowledge to add to your repertoire of facts, natural history, river lore, and conservation information that you can share with others.
This event will take place over two days: a Thursday evening online class, and a field day on the river to use your new-found weed identification skills.
- Thursday August 5th, 6:00PM-8:00PM - Weed Watchers online class with TSWCD
- Saturday August 7th, 9:00AM-12:00PM - Guided paddle trip on the Tualatin River with TRK
The online webinar class will introduce us to invasive species control, the weeds of greatest concern, and how to identify these plants from live samples. You'll receive a handy weed ID guide, which includes information on how and where to report infestations. Our paddle trip will provide us an opportunity to identify these problem species in the field, discuss control strategies, and paddle with friends! We'll be meeting at Rood Bridge Park Kayak & Canoe Launch to give us the best chance of seeing and spotting the weeds we've been learning to identify.
The online workshop will take place the Thursday before the paddle from 6-8pm. When you sign up, a link will be emailed to you for that class. The river paddle will be from 9am-12pm.
Please review the General Paddle Trip Information sheet before the paddle trip. REVIEW IT HERE.