COSA Native Plant Master Courses

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Hello COSA Community!

While the Jefferson County CSU Cooperative Extension program contracted significantly during COVID, a few Native Plant Master courses ARE still available for you, to become familiar with the native plants of the Front Range or to work towards your NPM Certification.

The Wetland/Riparian Plants 3-session course starts July 27, and there is a one-day intro class on 8/5 at South Platte Park in Littleton. These classes have always been full with waitlists every year, so we wanted to get the link out there https://secure.rec1.com/CO/jefferson-county-open-space/catalog/index?filter=dGFiJTVCNzgwNCU1RD0xJnNlYXJjaD0= . The classes have been popular for front-line interpreters, resource managers responsible for wetland and riparian corridors, and consultants doing wetland delineations with staff new to the area. The one-day class will give you a hand-shake introduction to a number of native and invasive wetland plants, while the three-day course will be a deeper dive into botanical structures, keying sedges and rushes, differentiating the local willows and cottonwoods, and discussing wetland succession, restoration, and management while visiting both natural and created mitigation wetlands.

Skot Latona, Manager of South Platte Park
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
3000 W Carson Dr Littleton, CO 80120
ssprd.org | 303.730-1022 x 61011
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