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      Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes of Eastern WA in Wenatchee

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      September 11, 2019

      Wednesday   9:00 AM

      1300 Fifth Street
      Wenatchee, Washington 98801

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      Grasses, Sedges, and Rushes of Eastern WA

      This is a two-day class aimed at introducing plant taxonomy and field identification skills for grasses, sedges, and rushes in Central and Eastern Washington. The course will cover terminology, an introduction to keying, and identification through field characteristics. In the two-day class, students will learn to differentiate approximately 30 different species of grasses, sedges, and rushes. Lunch will be provided both days. Class will be held largely on Wenatchee Valley College campus. On day 2, participants will travel off-campus (either carpool or caravan in their own vehicles) in the afternoon. Participants should dress appropriately for a few hours in the field and bring their own sunscreen, hat, and water bottle.    This is an intermediate level course, however, previous botanical experience is not necessary.  Needed materials: All materials will be provided, however, students may want to bring a hand lens (10x-20x) for the field.   Day 1 9-12 Introduction to grasses and grass keying 12-1 Lunch 1-4  Field identification characteristics of grasses     Day 2 9-12 Introduction to sedges and rushes terminology and identification 12-1 Lunch 1-4 Field identification of sedges, grasses, and rushes   Instructor: Jennifer Hadersberger has over 20 years of experience working in Natural Resources Management. Jennifer worked as a wetland consultant for 6 years performing wetland delineations, wetland mitigation site monitoring, and preparing permit applications and mitigation plans. Jennifer also has 14 years of experience working for government agencies including City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Oregon Department of State Lands, and Chelan County Natural Resources Department. In the public sector, Jennifer has specialized in project management, grant writing, permitting, and project development for stream and wetland restoration projects. Since 2000, Jennifer has also been teaching botany and biology classes part time for various Community Colleges and through the Portland State Environmental Professional Program. Jennifer is a Professional Wetland Scientist with a MS in Botany from Oregon State University. 

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