Ramsey County Cooperative Weed Management Meeting
Location: Ramsey Washington Metro Watershed District
Contact Carole Gernes for more information at 651.792.7977 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Cost Share Program
The Ramsey County CWMA now has a cost share program, funded by a BWSR grant, allowing residents to receive funding to control invasive plants on their property. Click here for an application and here for more details on the program.
Managing Weeds Cooperatively
Not Wanted 2014
Not Wanted Miscanthus
Not Wanted Wild Parsnip
Not Wanted Cut-leaved Teasel
Not Wanted Flowering Rush
Not Wanted Grecian Foxglove
Not Wanted Common Tansy
Not Wanted Japanese Knotweed
Early Detection Monitoring Program
2011 Narrowleaf Bittercress
Not Wanted Booklet (Print double-sided)
Not Wanted Oriental Bittersweet
RCCWMA Invasive Weed Map
Invasive Plants: 101/Ramsey County Target Species
The Ramsey County Cooperative Weed Management Area (RCCWMA) is a cooperative relationship between government agencies, individual landowners, non-profit organizations, and other interested groups working towards managing non-native, invasive plants that negatively impact natural lands, parks, and open spaces in Ramsey County. In 2008, the Ramsey Conservation District received a grant from the Minnesota Board of Water & Soil Resources (BWSR) to assist in establishing a Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) for Ramsey County.
- Invasive plants (weeds, exotic plants, non-native plants) have significant environmental, social, and economic impacts on natural areas, parks, and open spaces.
- Invasive species are a leading threat to the native species of the United States, second only to habitat destruction.
- Invasive plants consume approximately three million acres of land each year.
- Some invasive plants are harmful to human and animal health.
- Many invasive plants are allelopathic, meaning they release chemicals into the soil that inhibit the growth of other plants.
- Invasive plants can cause erosion, alter water ways, limit plant and animal diversity, lower property values, and can affect society and our natural environment in many other negative ways.
MN Department of Agriculture-Noxious Plants of MN
MN DNR Invasive Species Program
Minnesota State Noxious Weeds List-USDA
Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin
PCA – Alien Plant Invaders of Natural Areas
Center for Invasive Plant Management
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
Emerald Ash Borer: MN Dept of Ag
Emerald Ash Borer: Univ of MN Extension
Ramsey County CWMA Partners
Ramsey County contains a myriad of groups including government agencies, non-profit organizations, private businesses, private citizens and landowners that give the county the unique opportunity to manage invasive plants in a cooperative manner. Our partners currently include:
- Minnesota Department of Agriculture
- Rice Creek Watershed District
- Great River Greening
- Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Department
- Ramsey County Public Works
- National Park Service
- Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
- Ramsey Conservation District
- Minnesota Department of Transportation
- HB Fuller Company/Willow Lake Nature Preserve
- City of Maplewood
- Capitol Region Watershed District
RCCWMA Meeting Minutes:
June 19, 2008 February 25, 2010 February 14, 2013
July 17, 2008 July 16, 2010 October 15, 2013
August 21, 2008 September 27, 2010 Dec17,2013
October 8, 2008 November 22, 2010 04/10/14
November 20, 2008 February 23, 2011 08/01/14
January 15, 2009 April 18, 2011
February 19, 2009 June 4, 2012
April 9, 2009 October 1, 2012
July 30, 2009 July 16, 2012
Sept 15 - Nov 3, 2009 November 9, 2012