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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Cafe Botanique - January 22, 6:30 p.m. - Deceivingly Attractive Invasive Plants

Noxious Weeds: Deceivingly attractive invasive-plants
Cecily Mui – Noxious Weed Specialist, Colorado Department of Agriculture

Noxious weeds cost the United States millions in economic impacts annually.  They affect the cost of food production, the delivery of water, and recreational access.  They also crowd out native plants and degrade wildlife habitat.  Many of these invasive plants arrived in the United States accidentally, but many others were planted into backyard gardens for their beauty and cultural values.  When does a flower that brings cheer become a weed that threatens?  Join us to learn about Colorado invasive plants that may be lurking in our backyards and how you can help control noxious weeds.

Cecily Mui is a Noxious Weed Specialist at the Colorado Department of Agriculture where she focuses on the widespread “List B” species that occur all over the state.  She is an ecologist who worked in research, land management, and restoration.  Whether in Colorado restoring native habitat along the South Platte River, assessing water quality in the High Atlas of Morocco - Peace Corps, or reclaiming mining fields from the Gold Rush era in the California Sierras; she has witnessed the negative impacts of invasive plants affecting these and other treasured landscapes.  Cecily trains hundreds of everyday citizens to become Weed Warriors who enthusiastically combat noxious weeds.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Denver Botanic Gardens – Gates Hall
6:30 – 8 p.m.

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