Cooperative Weed Management Area
The Ramsey County Cooperative Weed Management Area (RCCWMA) is a cooperative relationship between government agencies, individual landowners, non-profit organizations and other interested groups. RCCWMA works to manage invasive plants that negatively impact natural lands, parks and open spaces in Ramsey County.
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- Minnesota Department of Agriculture
- Rice Creek Watershed District
- Great River Greening
- Ramsey County Parks and Recreation Department
- Ramsey County Public Works
- National Park Service
- Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District
- Ramsey Conservation District
- Minnesota Department of Transportation
- HB Fuller Company/Willow Lake Nature Preserve
- City of Maplewood
- Capitol Region Watershed District
- Invasive plants (weeds, exotic plants, non-native plants) have significant environmental, social, and economic impacts on natural areas, parks, and open spaces.
- Invasive species are a leading threat to the native species of the United States, second only to habitat destruction.
- Invasive plants consume approximately three million acres of land each year.
- Some invasive plants are harmful to human and animal health.
- Many invasive plants are allelopathic (they release chemicals into the soil that inhibit the growth of other plants).
- Invasive plants can cause erosion, alter water ways, limit plant and animal diversity and lower property values.
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