Invasive Species Cost Share Program

The Anoka CWMA Cost Share Program offers financial and technical assistance to private landowners to control invasive species and reestablish native vegetation in Anoka County.

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Cost Share Program

Cost Share Application

The purpose of the Anoka Cooperative Weed Management Area (ACWMA) program is to establish a cooperative effort, necessary for effective planning, coordination, and implementation to manage and control invasive species in Anoka County. The ACWMA activities shall focus on the prevention, detection, eradication and control of priority invasive plants using an integrated, cooperative, strategic approach.

Partners of the ACWMA have mutual interest in preventing the establishment and spread of invasive species and share the following goals:

 INFORMATION EXCHANGE – Share technical information regarding identification, control methods, locations, new infestations, and project success amongst Partners and with other Weed Management Areas and programs.

  • EDUCATION – Increase public and staff awareness of exotic invasive plants and management techniques.
  • PREVENTION – Prevent the establishment of new invasive species infestations and spread of existing invasive species infestations.
  • CONTROL – Promote the effective, integrated management or eradication of priority invasive species.
  • COOPERATION – Facilitate development of cooperative efforts including opportunities for shared funding sources, resources, materials, personnel, including volunteers, expertise, equipment, etc.

MN Department of Agriculture 2019 Noxious Weed List

MDA MN Noxious Weeds and other species of concern in Anoka County:

 

Summary of Priority Noxious Weeds in Anoka County

Oriental Bittersweet/ Celastrus orbiculatus

Oriental Bittersweet ID and Control
MN Department of Agriculture: Oriental Bittersweet
MN Department of Natural Resources: Oriental Bittersweet

 

Poison Hemlock/ Conium maculatum

CAUTION! As the name suggests, it is highly poisonous to humans and livestock. Use gloves when handling the plant.

Species that look similar to poison hemlock include: Spotted water hemlock (native to MN, also poisonous to humans and animals), Queen Anne’s lace (non-native to MN), Sweet cicely (native to MN), Japanese and Spreading hedge parley (both non-native and invasive in MN)

MN Department of Agriculture: Poison Hemlock
MN Department of Natural Resources: Poison Hemlock

Wild Parsnip/ Pastinaca sativa


Wild Parsnip ID and Control

CAUTION! Use protective clothing, goggles or face mask, contact with the bristles or sap of the plant can cause severe blistering and swelling when combined with exposure to sunlight (phyto-photo-dermatitis). Prevent seed maturation and dispersal of plants into new areas.

MN Department of Agriculture: Wild Parsnip
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: Wild Parsnip
Midwest Invasive Plant Network: Wild Parsnip
Wild Parsnip Information at Invasive.org
MN Wildflowers: Wild Parsnip
Invasive.org: Wild Parsnip

 

Purple Loosestrife/ Lythrum salicaria, virgatum

Purple Loosestrife Techline Article
MN Department of Agriculture: Purple Loosestrife
MN Department of Natural Resources: Purple Loosestrife

 

Common barberry

 

Spotted Knapweed/ Centaurea stoebe ssp. Micranthos

Spotted Knapweed
MN Department of Agriculture: Spotted Knapweed
MN Department of Natural Resources: Spotted Knapweed

 

Canada Thistle/ Cirsium arvense

Canada Thistle Management
MN Department of Agriculture: Canada thistle
MN Department of Natural Resources: Canada thistle

 

Narrowleaf Bittercress/ Cardamine impatiens

MN Department of Agriculture: Narrowleaf bittercress
MN Department of Natural Resources: Narrowleaf bittercress

Leafy Spurge/ Euphorbia esula

Leafy Spurge ID and Control
MN Department of Agriculture: Leafy Spurge
MN Department of Natural Resources: Leafy Spurge

 

Common Tansy/ Tanacetum vulgare

MN Department of Agriculture: Common Tansy
MN Department of Natural Resources: Common Tansy

Non-native Common Reed / Phragmites australis subspecies australis

 

MNPhrag Identification Guide    
MNPhrag Reporting Form    
Invasive Phragmites Management Recommendations
MN Department of Agriculture: Common Reed – non-native
MN Department of Natural Resources: Common Reed – non-native
Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative

Common Buckthorn/ Rhamnus cathartica

Common and Glossy Buckthorn ID and Control
Common and Glossy Buckthorn BWSR What's Working
 
MN Department of Agriculture: Common Buckthorn
MN Department of Natural Resources: Common Buckthorn

Garlic Mustard/ Alliaria petiolate

Garlic Mustard ID and Control 
Garlic Mustard MDA Factsheet
Garlic Mustard Techline Article
MN Department of Agriculture: Garlic Mustard
MN Department of Natural Resources: Garlic Mustard
University of Minnesota garlic mustard research webpage
CABI garlic mustard research webpage
CABI blog entry

 

Morrow’s Honeysuckle/ Lonicera morrowii

MN Department of Agriculture: Morrow’s Honeysuckle
MN Department of Natural Resources: Morrow’s Honeysuckle

 

Bell’s Honeysuckle/ Lonicera bella

MN Department of Agriculture: Bell’s Honeysuckle
MN Department of Natural Resources: Bell’s Honeysuckle

 

 

Tartarian Honeysuckle/ Lonicera tatarica

MN Department of Agriculture: Tartarian Honeysuckle
MN Department of Natural Resources: Tartarian Honeysuckle

 

Japanese Knotweed/ Polygonum cuspidatum

Japanese Knotweed
MN Department of Agriculture: Japanese Knotweed
MN Department of Natural Resources: Japanese Knotweed

 

Amur Maple/ Acer ginnala

MN Department of Agriculture: Amur Maple
MN Department of Natural Resources: Amur Maple

 

Winged Burning Bush/ Euonymus alatus

MN Wildflowers: Winged Burning-bush

 

Siberian Elm / Ulmus pumila

MN Wildflowers: Siberian Elm

 

Reed Canary Grass / Phalaris arundinacea

MN Wildflowers: Reed Canary Grass

 

Golden Creeper (Manchu Tubergourd) / Thladiantha dubia

MN Wildflowers: Golden Creeper