Become a Weed Warrior!

Welcome to the orientation training for Weed Warrior volunteers on City of Boise's greenbelt and in open space reserves. We appreciate your interest in helping to restore and maintain our beautiful and vital river corridor and upland sagebrush steppe habitats.

Our training program has three components (one required and two are optional). In-house orientation and field day training are required to become Certified Weed Warrior:

1. Online Training Program (click here to start!)

This program provides a general introduction to the open space reserve system and introduces basic principles of ecological restoration including the management of invasive plant species. If you want to become a Weed Warrior, or get a better understanding of what Weed Warriors do, check out the above link.

2. In-House Orientation

This 60-minute workshop reviews and details key aspects of the Weed Warriors program. An orientation will be held on April 4th from 6-7pm at the Foothills Learning Center. Additional orientations will be scheduled pending interest. 

3. Field Day

This provides hands-on training in identifying invasive plant species and practicing management techniques. Training field days will be scheduled in spring 2018.