Tagged in: invasives

Keeping Invasive Plants Out of Landscaping

Invasive plants can cause significant damage to native ecosystems, and horticulture has been a top pathway for introducing invasive plants. Knowing that we know more about the environmental risk, how can we make sure landscaping does not cause problems in the future?

Doug Johnson is Executive Director of the nonprofit California Invasive Plant Council. Along with overseeing Cal-IPC’s programs, he currently serves on the executive board for the National Association of Invasive Plant Councils, and was the first chairperson of California’s Invasive Species Advisory Committee.

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Field Day in Lemoyne and Harrisburg, PA

CCLC and Penn State Extension are partnering to offer a Field Day in the Harrisburg region. The day will start with training on invasive species and their control. The remainder of the day will be spent touring several sites that demonstrate conservation landscaping practices such as rain gardens and gardening with native plants.

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Webinar: Mobilizing Volunteers for Invasive Plant Removal

Many invasive plants (like rash-producing invasive vines and thorny shrubs) are preventing community members from enjoying local forests and are degrading local natural ecosystems. Controlling invasive plants is a big challenge but “Many Hands Make Light Work” and through the use of volunteers, many communities are making headway with invasives.

Volunteer-led programs give residents an opportunity to connect with people while taking care of the natural resources around them. Volunteer programs also enable community members to help protect forest plants and wildlife while spending time outdoors, meeting new people and restoring natural habitats.

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Webinar: Riparian Restoration Using Chemical-free Invasive Plant Control

Ellen Snyder will talk about a restoration project that protected: 4,600 feet along the Oyster River, a tributary to the Great Bay Estuary; water quality for fish, wildlife, and public drinking water; the nationally recognized Spruce Hole Bog; Appalachian oak-pine forest; and a 25-acre old field for New England cottontail. And all of this was accomplished without the use of chemicals.

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Invasive Species of Concern List, MD

Keep an eye out for these #invasivespecies of concern in MD, put together by the Maryland Invasive Species Council.

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