Nix the Knotweed Events, Old Lyme
Knotweed Cutting Work Party
New Hartford’s Helen Butler Riverfront Trail
Sunday, June 4th at 9:00 a.m.
Jointly organized by New Hartford Land Trust and the New Hartford Open Space Preservation Commission, this work party is set for the optimal time to cut Japanese knotweed (early June). Come out to learn a bit about this hard-to-eradicate invasive plant and its management and then to cut as much as we can. If you can spare an hour or two, please help! Rain will cancel.
Please e-mail email@example.com to RSVP
and for details on what tools to bring, waiver forms for Town, directions, etc.
Ridgefield Conservation Commission Burning Bush Removal
June 4th 1-4 p.m. @ Aldrich Park
2 New Road, Ridgefield, CT
Help the Ridgefield Conservation Commission eradicate the highly invasive winged euonymus plant (aka ‘burning bush’) from Aldrich Park.
We will be pulling these plants up by their roots. Most are small enough to be easily pulled by hand. For larger plants, we will provide easy to use tools. Volunteers will be trained in how to identify and remove these plants (it is super easy!).
Meet at the trail kiosk.
Please bring work gloves (these are a must) and water.
Contact Roberta Barbieri at firstname.lastname@example.org
or text 203-273-6142, with questions.
FREE INVASIVE PLANT WALK, TALK and PULL
When: Saturday, June 10, 10 am – 12 pm
Where: Alfred Sabolcik Preserve, New Hartford, CT
Rain or shine.
What: Todd Mervosh and Rose Hiskes, CIPWG volunteers, will take us on a 2 hour walk around this property and discuss the invasive species we find. Rose will cover identification, while Todd will cover management techniques. Please wear proper footwear for the hike and bring water. Be prepared for ticks by wearing light colored clothing and tuck your pants into your socks. Bring gloves.
Attendance is limited to the first ten people who register.
Contact Rose at Rose.Hiskes@ct.gov to register and get directions.
Additional events are being planned throughout the growing season.
Nix the Knotweed Events, Glastonbury
From Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury:
“Please join Land Heritage Coalition of Glastonbury’s efforts to Nix the Knotweed at Ferry Landing Park in South Glastonbury.
For more information or to RSVP, contact:
Nix the Knotweed Events, Hadlyme
From Friends of Whalebone Cove (FOWC):
“Please join our efforts to control invasive Japanese knotweed growth on the banks of Whalebone Creek in Hadlyme.
Friday, July 14, 9 – 10:30 am (will start earlier if very hot day)
Friday, August 11, 9 – 10:30 am (will start earlier if very hot day)
For more information, or to RSVP, contact:Diana Fiske
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Invasive Plant Removal Party
Spicebush Swamp Park, Mountain Rd.
July 15 and November 4, 2023
9 am – 12 pm
From Beth Ann Loveland Sennett:
“Please mark your calendars for an invasive plant removal party at Spicebush Swamp Park, Mountain Rd., in West Hartford. If you are interested, please text, email, or call me at email@example.com so that I can plan accordingly. I will have handouts, and guided instruction will be provided. Many of you joined us last year, so you will need only a little review. More information will follow soon about best attire, gear to bring, and more.
As you know, invasive plants are non-native species that spread aggressively in natural areas. Invasive plants have replaced native species in many different habitats in Connecticut. When native plants are displaced in the landscape, the diversity of native birds, insects, other animals, and plants may be decreased and ecosystem functions may suffer.”