I regret to inform you that the NWMA meeting scheduled for October 20 and 21 in Minden, Nevada has been postponed until spring. With the new COVID 19 restrictions, many people will not be able to attend in person, and after researching the virtual option, NWMA cannot make that happen in an affordable manner.
We hope to reschedule in the Spring when (hopefully) meeting restrictions are reduced, and we are also hoping to join another group with related interests to enable greater information sharing.
I am sorry we have to do this, I was looking forward to it.
On a related note, we were going to have elections at the meeting. Currently we have one nomination for President, Sean Gephart, and we are looking for nominations for Treasurer. Dave Voth is also on the slate for Board member. If anyone would like to submit a nomination, or is interested in any of these positions, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations will close September 30, and the election will be held online on October 21.
Thanks for your patience and assistance.
March 11, 2021: Elko Weed Forum
Elko District Office (BLM) and Elko County would like to convene a virtual kick-off meeting for coordination efforts related to weed management. Your participation in this event is requested. Please refer to the following information on meeting details including next steps and how best to prepare.
WHO: Agencies/entities responsible for weed management. The hope is that this meeting will set the stage for the development of a weed coordination group that will meet annually or biannually and grow over time.
WHAT: Focus is on weed management including prevention measures, education/outreach, inventory, treatment, and monitoring.
WHEN: March 11, 2021 from 9:00-5:00 with a lunch break from 12:00-1:00. (Zoom platform will be open at 8:30.)
WHY: Explore and identify opportunities to better coordinate and share resources across boundaries to maximize weed management activities over time. Ideally, these conversations will result in the development of and/or avenues for future coordination and resource sharing among partners such as Cooperative Agreements or Memorandums of Understanding.
WHERE/HOW: Facilitated Meeting using a Virtual Platform (Zoom.Gov)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
If you plan to attend, please complete your registration using the link provided. Also, please be prepared to discuss and share aspects of your weed management program including such topics as: program of work (targets, how/why they are developed and the prioritization process), jurisdictions/areas of responsibility, and resource availability (staffing, equipment, funding, etc.).
June 6 - 13: National Play, Clean, Go Week (Learn more on their website!)
The second annual PlayCleanGo Awareness Week will be held June 6-13, 2020 across North America. Last year's event reached over 500,000 individuals with the PlayCleanGo message. Check our new outreach tools and resources below!
The goal of the campaign is to show outdoor enthusiasts how they can stop invasive plants and pests from spreading — while enjoying the great outdoors. Dozens of free materials are available on this webpage to help you spread the word and Stop Invasive Species In Your Tracks!
September 27-30, 2021: North American Invasive Species Association conference (Learn more on their website! Registration coming.)