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Nonnative, Invasive Plant Control Workshops

For Home Owners, Gardeners, Landscape Professionals and Native Plant Lovers

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Learn how to control nonnative, invasive plants in your yard, town and watershed in a workshop that will be presented in 2016 at three different locations: Canton Public Library (April 9), Pembroke Public Library (April 16) and The Spire in Plymouth (May 1).

This three-hour workshop is designed for people looking for basic information, how-to advice and local expertise. It will include an Overview of nonnative, invasive plant characteristics and control, Case Studies, and How to Move Forward in controlling target plants.

 If you have Phragmites blocking your view, knotweed taking over your yard, purple loosestrife spreading along your pond or stream, or other invasive plants that are out of control, you will enjoy this workshop.

 Amanda Crouch-Smith, a Professional Wetland Scientist and Certified Invasive Plant Manager, will cover the basics from the characteristics of nonnative, invasive plants and the worst of them in southeastern Massachusetts, to prioritization of species and control options, including mechanical, chemical and biological choices.

Several professionals and local property owners will share their experiences with small-scale projects fighting species of local concern. Lessons and advice will be applicable to a wide variety of other invasive plants.

Finally, learn how to move forward with control projects – what regulatory processes might be required, how to find assistance and identify possible funding opportunities, and what nearby community or watershed projects exist to join for results that go beyond a single property’s boundaries.

 Attendees will receive several useful resources, including a guide to identifying nonnative, invasive species in Massachusetts, a checklist of steps to follow, and a list of applicable websites and publications.

Register soon and save $5! The early bird fee is $15.  Workshops will be $20 at the door.

The workshops are organized by Watershed Action Alliance of Southeastern Massachusetts, a coalition of ten watershed and two pond associations, which works to advocate and educate for healthy watersheds and clean, plentiful, and free-flowing water. 

Sponsors include Island Foundation, North and South Rivers Watershed Association, Jones River Watershed Association, Six Ponds Improvement Association, Save the Bay – Narragansett Bay, The Gulf Association, Inc., Weir River Watershed Association and Herring Ponds Watershed Association.

The April 1 workshop was hosted by the Town of Plymouth Open Space Committee.

 

 Thank you to our sponsors 

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