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The Bainbridge Island Land Trust protects and preserves private property as well as acquires land for parks and trails.

Island-Wide Invasive Clean-Up

April 2017 FREE Island-Wide Invasive Clean-Up

Invasive plant species threaten native plants and wildlife. Rid your yard and garden of invasive species during the month of April and Let's Pull Together and Bainbridge Island Land Trust will pick up the tab! This is a great opportunity for our Island Community to remove and dispose of invasive species that threaten native plants and wildlife.
WHEN: Dispose of your invasive material at no cost to you each Sunday in April from 10am-4pm:
Sunday, April 2nd
Sunday, April 9th
Sunday, April 16th
Sunday, April 23rd
Sunday, April 30th
WHERE: Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station
7215 Vincent Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
WHAT: Accepted Invasive Species
**See bottom of this page for more information
Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius)
English holly (Ilex aquifolium)
English ivy (Hedera helix)
Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus)
Tansy ragwort (Senecio jacobaea)
Cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
PLEASE do not bring non-invasive yard waste mixed in with your invasive species. It WILL NOT be accepted. A representative of LPT and/or BILT will be on-site at Bainbridge Disposal transfer station to assist you. Upon arrival, please let this representative and Bainbridge Disposal know you are participating the in the Island-Wide invasive species removal. 
Need to borrow a weed wrench for those deep roots? We have a limited number of weed wrenches available for day-use. Please be sure to reserve yours ahead of time by emailing Let's Pull Together Coordinator Max Gordiner. 
QUESTIONS? CONTACT: Max Gordinier, LPT Coordinator or Sinclair Ball, Land Trust Community Outreach Coordinator.

Why Remove Invasive Species?

Invasive plant species are one of the leading causes of native biodiversity loss. Invasives spread quickly and can displace native plants, prevent native plant growth, and create monocultures. A healthy plant community has a variety of shrubs, herbs, and trees, but invasive plants can cause biological pollution by reducing plant species diversity. As a result, changes in native plant diversity reduce the quality and quantity of fish and wildlife habitat. Removing invasive plant species helps our native plant communities thrive.

Accepted Invasive Plant Species

>> Click on "Best Management Practices" to see more information about each invasive species, including the best ways to effectively remove and manage each plant.

>> In addition to the plants listed below, we will also accept noxious weeds listed on Kitsap County's "Dirty Dozen" list.
>> If you have an invasive plant you'd like to remove but don't see it on this list, please contact Let's Pull Together coordinator Max Gordinier to confirm if it will be accepted.

Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius) - Best Management Practices

English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) - Best Management Practices
English Ivy (Hedera helix) - Best Management Practices
Himalayan Blackberry (Rubus armeniacus) - Best Management Practices
Tansy Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) - Best Management Practices

Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) - Best Management Practices
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