Podcast: What’s Up Bainbridge: Eliminating invasive weeds during Earth Month

<i>Podcast: What’s Up Bainbridge: </i>Eliminating invasive weeds during Earth Month


What to do about weeds?

Weed Warriors’ Jeannette Franks

In this podcast, BCB host Christina Hulet sits down with Jeannette Franks, coordinator for Weed Warriors, a volunteer coalition of gardeners and environmental activists affiliated with Sustainable Bainbridge. Its goal is to support the removal of noxious weeds and the restoration of native plants.

Tansy Ragwort, worst of the noxious weeds

Jeannette shares with us the most noxious weeds found on Bainbridge Island, their impact on the environment, and what we can do to get rid of them.

In addition, we learn about several weed-related events and activities planned for the month of April as part of Earth Month. For example:

  • Weed Warriors and the Puget Sound Restoration Fund is hosting Oyster Slurp! on Friday, April 20 at 5:30 at Seabold Hall. This includes free oyster tasting and a presentation on invasive weeds and their connection to oysters.
  • BI Land Trust is hosting a Celebratory Weed Pull Party on Sunday April 29 from 12-4pm at the Quitslund Family Farm.
  • Every Sunday in April, Bainbridge Island Land Trust, Let’s Pull Together, and Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Program are offering free invasive plant disposal of several common invasive plant species.

These are just a few of the many events and activities scheduled for Earth Month in April. To see the full calendar of events and how to register, please visit: http://www.sustainablebainbridge.org/earth-day-.aspx and https://www.facebook.com/EarthMonthBI. You’re sure to find something fun and meaningful to do in April!

To learn more about weeds, please visit: http://www.sustainablebainbridge.org/introduction-to-weeds.aspx and http://extension.wsu.edu/kitsap/nrs/noxious/.

Credits: BCB host: Christina Hulet; audio editor and publisher: Diane Walker.