Tips for backyard invasives
July 20, 2012
In one of the previous posts, we outlined some of the invasive plant species that we're managing out at Coldwater. Some invasives take little time to thrive, outcompeting native species in the area, making any restorative project a daunting task and potentially costing you a lot of time, effort and money. Although many of you have already experienced the threats that invasives pose, in this week's post, we'd like to offer some alternatives to help slow the spread of these invasive plant species.
1. Brush off your gear
A boot brush can be a handy tool to have when traveling in grassy plains or areas that don't have an existing trail system. Before you leave, using a boot brush on your shoe sole will clean off any unwanted seeds and leave them in the same area from where it came. It would also benefit to check any other outerwear you have on.
2. Properly dispose of invasive species
3. Be inquisitive, learn about the invasive species
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Over 600 men worked around the clock using hand tools, horses and coal powered shovels to build the original Coon Rapids Dam in 1913. The dam was rebuilt between 1995 and 1997.