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Sacramento WMA

Formed in 2001
Chaired by Laura McCready, Sacramento County Department of Agriculture
General contact person Dave Wilson, 916-875-6243,
Mapping contact person Parminder Malhi, Sacramento County GIS mapping
Meetings Every 2 months on Branch Center Road, Sacramento

Outreach Summary


  • Top 10 weeds in the county


  • annual booth at Earth Day
  • annual Weed Awareness Week events

Project Highlights

Merten Ranch yellow starthistle control

100 acres of yellow starthistle were treated using a helicopter herbicide application, in a cost-share between the owner of Merten Ranch and the Sacramento WMA.

Rossmoor Bar Restoration Project, American River Parkway 

The WMA funded the purchase of weed removal tools like weed wrenches for weed removal work on the American River Parkway.  Weeds like yellow starthistle, red sesbania, and arundo were mapped using GPS and aerial photos.  A controlled burn for yellow starthistle was also carried out.  The WMA worked with the Sacramento Weed Warriors to complete the project.

Noxious weeds outreach project

The WMA created brochures identifying the top 10 weeds in the county, in partnership with the Sacramento Agriculture Department, and with input from all organizations in the WMA.

Organizations on WMA’s MOU

California Department of Food and Agriculture
California Department of Transportation (CalTrans), District 3
Florin Resource Conservation District
John Taylor Fertilizers, Division of Wilbur-Ellis Company
Natural Resources Conservation Service, Elk Grove Service Center
Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner
Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks, Recreation and Open Space
Sacramento County Water Quality Division
Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District
Storm Water Utility District
University of California Cooperative Extension
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Central California Area Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Other regular participants

American River Parkway Foundation
California Native Plant Society
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
The Nature Conservancy
Sacramento Municipal Utilities District
Sacramento County Parks
Weed Warriors of the American River Parkway