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About Us

The Central California Invasive Weed Symposium (CCIWS) is an annual workshop designed to encourage active engagement in the conservation of California wildlands. First held at California State University, Monterey Bay in 1999, this symposium provides a venue to share information about invasive weed control, native plant restoration, and stewardship for Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

It provides an opportunity to meet and network with other like-minded people working (both paid and unpaid) to stop the spread of non-native invasive plants, visit project sites where weed control efforts are in full swing, hear success stories, and earn continuing education units.

CCIWS is a joint effort of the Monterey and Santa Cruz County Weed Management Areas.


Planning Committee team members

Zeke Bean, Chuck Haugen Conservation Fund

Linda Brodman, Santa Cruz County Chapter, California Native Plant Society

Kelli Camara Lasher, Resource Conservation District Santa Cruz County

Bruce Delgado, Bureau of Land Management, Fort Ord

Tim Hyland, California State Parks, Santa Cruz

Rebecca Moore, Resource Conservation District Santa Cruz County

Frank Pierce, Lee and Pierce Inc., Consulting Engineers

Christina McGinnis, Office of the Agricultural Commissioner, Monterey County

Hannah Wallis, Office of the Agricultural Commissioner, Monterey County


Want to contact the CCIWS planning team?

waronweeds@gmail.com