Land Trust & Conservation Commission Co-Host Invasive Plant Walk

Date: Sat. 15 Sep, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Duration: 1 Hour

FROM: Tobin Malone, [email protected]; 594-5166, Georges River Land Trust

RE: Land Trust & Conservation Commission Co-Host Invasive Plant Walk

 

Georges River Land Trust and the St. George Conservation Commission will co-host a walk on the Fort Point Trail in St. George on Saturday, September 15, from 10 to 11:30 am to identify and discuss native and invasive plants found in the midcoast. The walk, which will help people improve their confidence in identifying the most common and emerging invasive plants and recommendations on how to remove and dispose of them, is free and open to the public.

Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist with the Maine Natural Areas Program in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will lead the walk. Nancy coordinates the iMapInvasives online mapping program, trains partners and volunteers, performs field identification and assessment of invasive plant infestations, and makes recommendations for infestation management. She holds a B.A. in biology from Cornell University and an M.S. in plant biology from the University of Vermont Field Naturalist Program

Walkers should meet at 10 am at the Fort Point Trailhead at Wiley’s Corner spring in St. George on Route 131, which is 4.9 miles south of Montpelier and the intersection of Routes 1 and 131. Sturdy footwear is recommended for this 1 mile round trip walk out to the St. George River.

This event is part of Georges River Land Trust’s Walks and Talks series, programs about local resources that are open and free to the public.

The Georges River Land Trust is committed to protecting the ecosystems and traditional heritage of the Georges River watershed region. For additional activities and more information, visit georgesriver.org or phone (207) 594-5166.

PHOTO: St. George River from the Fort Point Trail

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