Managing Maine's Invasive Plants & Insects
Tuesday, September 4
Patten Free Library Community Room in Bath
Join Nancy Olmstead from the Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP) to learn about community and statewide efforts to control invasive plants and insects. This program will identify the most threatening invasives in Maine and highlight how far they have moved across the state. Attendees will learn how to identify these plants and insects. They will also learn ways that they can contribute to an effort to map the location of these plants across the state.
KELT and others are trying to pare back the invasives spreading across the area. KELT and the Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District are partnering to hold three free educational workshops focused on invasive plant management. These programs will provide residents and property managers across the region with information to support identifying, managing and eradicating the harmful plants.
Registration is strongly encouraged at www.kennebecestuary.org, using the form below. For more information, contact Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-442-8400.
Don't miss the last program on invasive plants that will be held later this summer! A program on September 16th will demonstrate methods that can be used to treat invasive plants using manual or chemical means. This last program will have individual presentations geared towards landowners and land managers.
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. Click here to view these helpful resources!
Thank you to the generous sponsors for this event: Rocky's Ace Hardware and Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund.
The Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund is supported by proceeds from the sale of a dedicated instant lottery ticket (currently “Moose Money”) and supports outdoor recreation and natural resource conservation.