Alien Invaders in Our Watershed by ssh14851

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									                                                                 Tuesday April 5th, 2005
                                                                     9:00am-12:00 pm
                                                                Rodney Strong Vineyards
        Arundo donax:                                        4220 Pine Flat Road, Healdsburg

        Watershed and site specific approaches
           to removal and riparian restoration
A workshop of the Sotoyome Resource Conservation District and Circuit Rider Productions



                                  Draft Agenda

 8:45am              Sign In & refreshments; Displays & workshop handouts

 9:00am              Workshop overview-
                     Rick Kaye, Sotoyome RCD

 9:15-10:15am        Eradication and Riparian Habitat Restoration in the
                     Russian River Watershed –
                     Karen Gaffney, Circuit Rider Productions, Director of
                     Ecological Services, Restoration Ecologist
              Details: Biology and impacts of giant reed, and the background and
                      scope of the eradication and restoration efforts in the Russian River
                      watershed

 10:15 - 10:45am     Who, What, When and How: The Nuts & Bolts of Arundo
                     Eradication and Habitat Restoration –
                     Rose Roberts, Circuit Rider Productions, Manager,
                     Ecological Restoration Program
              Details: Discussion and Q&A regarding eradication and restoration project
                      implementation: timeline, work by season, etc. and what role CRP
                      and SRCD provide

 10:45 - 11:15am     Demonstration: Non-toxic treatment methods (tarping
                     and hand removal) – at Rodney Strong
                     Greg Fisher and Russell Jones, Circuit Rider Productions,
                     Restoration Projects Coordinator

 11:15 - 11:45am     Demonstration: Biomass removal and herbicide
                     application (demonstration only, no actual herbicide
                     will be used) - at adjacent Vincent property
                     Greg Fisher and Russell Jones, Circuit Rider Productions,
                     Restoration Projects Coordinator

 11:45 - 12:00pm     How to get involved –
                     Kara Heckert, Sotoyome RCD, Restoration Projects Coordinator


 12:00pm             Wrap it Up
Directions:
From 101 North or South :
Exit Lytton Springs Road.
Head East on Lytton Springs Road (.1 mile)
Turn Right on Healdsburg Ave/Old Redwood Highway (.6 miles)
Turn Left on Alexander Valley Road (3.8 miles)
Turn Left onto Pine Flat Road. (.1 mile)
4220 Pine Flat Road
Park along road

								
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