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Georges River Land Trust to hold walk and talk on invasive species

Event organizer: Tobin Malone
Event Date & Time: September 12, 2019 10:00 am until September 12, 2019 12:00 pm

OWLS HEAD — Georges River Land Trust and the Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will co-host a walk to identify and discuss native and invasive plants 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Ash Point Preserve. The walk 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. All are invited to attend.

Trip leader will be Rebecca Jacobs, program manager with the conservation district. Jacobs works with landowners to perform field identification and assessment of invasive plant infestations, and makes recommendations for infestation management. The website provides significant resources for management of invasive species. Jacobs also owns a small landscaping company.

Participants should meet at the Ash Point Preserve parking lot at 10 a.m. Sturdy footwear is recommended for this 1 mile round trip walk out to the shore. From Rockland, drive south on Rte. 73, turn left onto North Shore Drive, then turn right onto Ash Point Drive. Go about 2.5 miles and look for the parking lot on the left. Please carpool, and if the lot is full, please carefully park along the road shoulder.

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.

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.