Working together to strengthen and support noxious weed management efforts in Montana.

Why Should You Care?

Invasive weeds are the greatest threat to Montana’s environment. When these invaders are allowed to invade and spread, they cause a reduction in wildlife forage, degrade fisheries through erosion and sediment buildup, reduce property values, and erode our beautiful viewsheds in Montana. Currently, Montana has approximately 7.6 million precious acres infested with state-listed noxious weeds, and several new and potentially devastating invaders knocking on the door at our borders.

 

From the Director's Desk

It is always amazing when you can raise great money for noxious weeds. The MVRG Weed Committee held their annual fundraiser in the Madison this August and raised what Melissa Griffiths thought might be a record net. At the Weed Whacker’s Ball this past Saturday in Wise River, they raised over $20,000 again. Noxious weeds are not glamorous and often it is a hard cause to gain people’s attention. However, once people find out what noxious weeds are, many of them become quite passionate about them. Both of these events have been going on for a long time. I once was in charge of producing the MVRG Weed Committee’s function and then have been involved in the Weed Whacker Ball for many years and I can tell you that literally hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised collectively by these groups. It is nice to see that the support for the fundraisers does not wane.

Yours truly with Beaverhead assistant coordinator Amber Burch (left) and Madison County Weed Coordinator Margie Edsall (right) at the Weed Whacker Ball in 2013.

 

 

 

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