weed-posterEVERETT, Wash. – New colorful posters and other materials are available to alert area residents about invasive weeds that threaten to overwhelm native plants on Tulalip tribal and Snohomish County lands.

WSU tribal liaison Daniel L. Fagerlie and Veronica Leahy of the Tulalip Health Clinic display posters that will be distributed to create public awareness of noxious weed problems on Tulalip lands and in Snohomish County. (Photo by Sharon J. Collman, WSU Snohomish County Extension)

For more information and to get materials, contact Sharon J. Collman, Washington State University Snohomish County Extension, at 425-357-6025 or collmans@wsu.edu.

Native plants provide food and habitat for native mammals, birds and insects. Invasive weeds often are poisonous to livestock, wildlife and humans, cause skin burns or smother or crowd out native vegetation.

The posters and handouts were produced by WSU Extension and the Tulalip tribes. Costs were covered through a U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) project of Dan Fagerlie, WSU Extension.