2015 Winner! TECHLINE SWEEPSTAKES WINNINGS HELP EXTEND BUDGET FOR RAMSEY COUNTY, MINNESOTA CWMA COORDINATOR

Ramsey County (MN) Conservation District’s CWMA Coordinator Carole Gernes had a wish list in mind when we told her she’d won $200 to support her weed management program. “I have a pretty small budget, so this will really help.”

Carole educates and trains Invasive Plant Patrol volunteer monitors, creates removal events and blitzes, works with land owners, and coordinates invasive plant management within Ramsey County, Minnesota. Her program’s main goals are early detection and rapid response to prevent infestation of 11 invasive plant target species including wild parsnip, Japanese knotweed, Oriental bittersweet and invasive Phragmites.
 
Her winnings paid for a foaming herbicide applicator, foaming agent, and two Parsnip Predators (digging tools). “This will allow me to dedicate more of my budget to boot brushes for spread prevention.”
 
Congratulations, Carole!
 
This year’s sweepstakes winner was selected at random from over 550 entries. Monthly quizzes and surveys provide opportunities for TechLine readers to enter the sweepstakes multiple times. One entry for each survey or quiz is eligible for the drawing.

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