August 20, 2019
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Learn to manage invasive plants on your property

Event organizer: Becky Kolak
Event Date & Time: August 24, 2019 9:30 am

BATH- The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust will provide a free workshop focused on managing invasive plants 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24  at KELT’s Sewall Woods Preserve, Whiskeag Road. The workshop will provide attendees with the opportunity to observe and try out methods for treating a variety of invasive plants.  This program is designed for homeowners, providing guidance on methods to use for treating invasive plants found in yards and woods.

At this workshop, manual and herbicide methods for removing invasive plants will be demonstrated, and attendees will have a chance to try them out.  From barberry to bittersweet, different methods work better for different types of plants.  KELT’s stewardship consultant, Cheri Brunault, will introduce the plants, highlight which methods work best for which plants, and share information about other invasive plant management resources.

This is a light rain or shine event and registration is strongly encouraged at kennebecestuary.org or 207-442-8400.

If you are interested in finding out more about invasive plants, the Maine Natural Areas Program has images and fact sheets for a variety of the invasive plants in Maine.  These resources can be found at maine.gov.

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary.  It maintains 12 preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 3,700+ acres of land since founding in 1989. For more information, visit kennebecestuary.org or call 207-442-8400.

If you would like more information on this topic, please contact Becky Kolak at 207-442-8400 or email bkolak@kennebecestuary.org.