In the News: Weed-Free Gravel Certification

Kenai Soil & Water is helping contain the spread of invasive plants through its gravel certification program in partnership with Alaska Division of Agriculture and the Alaska Plant Materials Center.

Participants in Certified Weed-Free Inspector Training conduct a mock inspection at a Soldotna gravel pit in May, 2016.

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2nd Annual Weed Smackdown

  • Seward Middle School, Saturday, June 30,  11 am – 1 pm
  • Free lunch, t-shirts & prizes for volunteers.  Gloves provided.
  • Why pull weeds?  Introduced weeds are spreading rapidly.  Let’s smack ’em down before they win.
  • What are the benefits?  Fewer weeds means better habitat for fish, moose & other animals.
  • Fresh air, exercise and fun competition.  Form a team or come alone and join a team!
  • Sponsored by the partner agencies of the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area including the Kenai SWCD. 
  • For more information & registration: Cheryl Anderson at, 260-0129, or Jen Kain at

Refuge Notebook article on Kenai Peninsula efforts to contol invasive plants:  Brush the Invaders Off Your Boots