CIPWG Events

3 Ways to Fight Invasive Plants

Talk by Kathy Connolly, Guilford

Thursday, November 16, 2023
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Guilford Public Library, 67 Park St, on the Guilford Green

Explore ways to reclaim backyards, neighborhoods, and parks from the bad effects of nonnative invasive plants. This talk emphasizes prevention, identification, and low-impact removal techniques. We also discuss the role of municipalities in invasive plant prevention and management.

Open to the public. Free of charge. This seminar is sponsored by the Guilford Land Trust

The talk will be held at the Guilford Free Library, please register on their event’s page.

Invasive Plants Walk, Talk & Work at The Preserve in Old Saybrook

Saturday, December 2, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Learn to identify and remove invasive plants in winter. In the first part of this event, Rose Hiskes of the CT Agricultural Experiment Station will give an introduction to the free resources offered by the Connecticut Invasive Plants Working Group. Then, we’ll walk and point out some invasive plants that are easy to see and remove in winter. Upon arrival at a barberry patch, we’ll cut barberry for 45 minutes. (Bring clippers or borrow ours.)
Return to the parking lot by 3 p.m.
Meet at 12:45 at the Ingham Hill Road parking lot in Old Saybrook, across the street from #231. (Also marked by a state forest sign.)
Rain/snow date: Sunday, December 3, same time and place.

Leader: Kathy Connolly, 860-510-2136.