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4-County CWMA Pull Together

January 16 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

| $60

The 4-County Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) has put together a fantastic speaker line-up for the 2019 Pull Together! We will focus on the past and future of CWMAs in the morning, which will include a keynote presentation on a cross-cultural restoration partnership rooted in both the Willamette River Valley and the Rio Laja in Guanajuato, Mexico. We will also cover pollinator habitat site prep, the Eradication Playbook, hawkweed identification, unintended consequences of restoration and so much more! We are excited to be hosting at McMenamins Kennedy School once again! Coffee and snacks will be provided in the morning, lunch in the afternoon, and more snacks to follow! Feel free to stick around after the event for our networking happy hour at 4pm! The draft agenda is posted below. Information on recertification credits will be determined soon. The registration deadline is January 10th, 2019.

Please note: There will be no refunds issued due to inclement weather. Attendees can receive refunds up to one week prior to the event date.

Hope to see you all there!

2019 4-County CWMA Pull-Together

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

McMenamins Kennedy School

5736 NE 33rd Avenue

Portland, OR, 97211

8:00am

Networking

8:30am

(Speaker Huddle)

9:00am

Welcome & Introduction

Michelle Delepine (West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District)

9:10am

Introduction to 4-County CWMA Coordinator

Courtney Gattuso (Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District)

9:15am

10 Year Retrospective

Sam Leininger (Clackamas Soil and Water Conservation District)

9:25am

Special Recognition

Michelle Delepine (West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District)

9:35am

CWMAs in Oregon

Lucas Hunt (Western Invasives Network)

9:45am

Keynote Speaker: The Willamette River-Rio Laja, Mexico Twinning Project and Opportunites for Cross-Cultural Exchange

Rosario Franco (R. Franco Restoration, Inc.) & Tara Davis (Twinning Project Coordinator)

10:45am

Break

11:00am

Creating pollinator habitat: the challenges and benefits of thorough site prep

Janelle St. Pierre (Portland Parks & Recreation Department)

11:30am

Education and Outreach Committee update

Chelsea White-Brainard (East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District)

11:35am

Introducing the Eradication Playbook – a new tool for coordinating invasive pest insect eradications

Christopher Hedstrom (Oregon Department of Agriculture)

12:05pm

Lunch

1:00pm

Those darn (mostly yellow) composites! A brief overview of Portland-area hawkweeds (Hieracium spp.) and how to identify them

Dr. Mandy Tu (Hoyt Arboretum—Portland Parks & Recreation)

1:30pm

Mapping and Data Committee update

Jay Yungerman (4-County CWMA Mapping and Data Committee Chair)

1:35pm King (Aldo) Leopold’s Ghost: Doing No Harm in Pacific Northwest Weed Management and Restoration

Dominic Maze (City of Portland—Bureau of Environmental Services)

2:05pm

Break

2:20pm

New Weeds and the Public Weed List

Mitch Bixby (City of Portland—Bureau of Environmental Services)

2:50pm

Technical and Scientific Review Committee update

Mitch Bixby (City of Portland—Bureau of Environmental Services)

2:55pm

Glyphosate and Risk Communication

Kaci Buhl (Oregon State University)

3:35pm

Invasives 2.0

Dominic Maze (City of Portland—Bureau of Environmental Services)

3:45pm

Closing Wrap Up

Michelle Delepine (West Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District)

4:00pm

Networking + Happy Hour

About the Kennedy School:

Since its 1915 opening, this historic elementary school has been a beloved fixture of its Northeast Portland neighborhood. McMenamins renovated the once-abandoned scholastic gem and turned it into Portland’s most unique hotel. Here you’ll find 57 comfy guestrooms with private baths and telephones (some fashioned from former classrooms complete with original chalkboards and cloakrooms – others with an author’s theme), a restaurant, multiple small bars, a movie theater, soaking pool, gift shop and a brewery (just wait until the principal hears about this!). Extensive original artwork and historical photographs cover the walls, ceilings, doorways and hallways.

Details

Date:
January 16
Time:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$60
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-4-county-cwma-pull-together-registration-52097567226

Venue

McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, OR 97211 United States
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