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Other volunteers responsible for conducting the course are retired U.S. Forest Service marine and fisheries scientist and Tri-State Steelheaders board member Dave Crabtree, Walla Walla County Conservation District Mill Creek Project Manager Alison Crowley, Tri-State Steelheaders Executive Director Brian Burns and Alex Lau, a member of the Tri-State Steelheaders and education coordinator.
Join resource conservationist Lisa Schuchman of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Clark Conservation District’s Livestock Specialist Samantha Frundle, and alpaca rancher Pam Conrad, as they teach people how to compost livestock manure.
Devra Gartenstein will provide direct one-on-one navigation and coaching for King County farm and food business owners through the Business Impact NW’s Food Business Resource Center (FBRC), which is expanding with the support of King Conservation District.
The reason, said Pierce Conservation District executive director Dana Coggon, is that the plant is so widespread it would be too much of a burden on property owners to clear it.
"They are the bullies of the plant world and just push everything else out of the way," Coggon said.