Potomac Highlands CWPMA

The Potomac Highlands Cooperative Weed and Pest Management Area (CWPMA) is a partnership between federal, state, and local agencies, community associations, non-profit organizations, and private land owners aimed at coordinating efforts and programs for addressing the threat of invasive species. CWPMA members are dedicated to invasive species management.

Mission Statement

The mission of Potomac Highlands CWPMA is the prevention and management of invasive species in the headwaters region of the South Branch of the Potomac River in West Virginia and Virginia.

We are dedicated to decreasing the impacts of invasive species on native plant and animal communities, public and private forests, private and agricultural lands, and local economies through public awareness, education, professional improvement and environmental awareness.

How Can I Get Involved?

  • The simplest thing anybody can do to get involved is to be aware of the issue and not plant or spread invasive species.
  • Learn to identify the major invasive plants in your area.
  • Check to see if a plant is invasive before planting it.
  • Do not empty aquariums or dump houseplants into the wild.
  • Be sure to clean your shoes and brush off your clothes after being in an area with
    invasive plants.
  • Start a control program on your land.
  • Talk to local groups, communities, or government officials about invasive plants.

Non-Native Invasive Species Workshop

This summer the Potomac Highlands CWPMA is hosting a Non-Native Invasive Species Workshop in Pendleton County, W.V. to show different control methods for controlling non-native invasive species. This is a hand-on workshop designed to teach participants about proper herbicide application. The workshop will be held at the Potomac Cooperative Wildlife Management Area off Smoke Hole Rd. This workshop is open to the public. If you have any questions please email Owen Peet at owen.peet@TNC.org. Please RSVP by June 1st 2017 to the contact information above.

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