The Western Slope Conservation Center’s Watershed Committee will host a public talk by Lisa Taylor, Delta County Weed Coordinator, on Wednesday, June 14 at 6pm at the Paonia Public Library. Lisa will talk to the community about Delta County’s Noxious Weed Program, the challenges, and the importance of managing/eradicating noxious weeds. Invasive species pose significant threats to our ecosystems, especially in riparian zones. Species like Tamarisk and Russian Olive spread quickly, displace native plants, consume copious amounts of water, and even deposit salt in the soil to the detriment of other plants. Other common weeds like Hoary Cress (aka White Top) can out-compete native species and eliminate more favorable vegetation . Learn how Delta County manages noxious weeds, and what you can do as a landowner to treat and prevent weeds.