Upcoming Events

Practical Planting of Native Seeds Workshop

By Jim Sirch, Educator, Yale Peabody Museum and Peter Picone, DEEP Wildlife Biologist

RSVP:  phone 860-424-3032

or email peter.picone@ct.gov


Sunday December 4, 2022 1:30 pm to 3:30pm

Where? :

Sessions Woods WMA, 341 Milford Street, Burlington, CT 06013

How many?  Room for 30 people only.

Come learn how to grow your own native wildflowers and native grasses using recycled plastic water containers.

– Including native plants in your garden or local preserve is a great way to provide food and habitat for pollinators and other wildlife. You can expand your native plantings inexpensively by growing them yourself from seed.

– In this workshop, we’ll discuss the germination requirements for different native species and get you fully prepared for next season. We’ll send you home (quantities limited) with a clear, plastic jug filled with a planted seed selection to stratify over the winter. Proper after care will also be shared.



Native Plant Trust

Invasive Knotweeds: Evaluating Impacts

How and why do invasive knotweeds cause erosion, and what can you do about it? In this follow-up hybrid course, you will learn about the larger context of knotweeds, including how their management contributes to a more climate-resilient future and ways to integrate new scientific findings into existing conservation practices. The first class will be live virtual and the second will take place in the field. The online portion repeats what the literature tells us for newcomers, and will review the site investigation done in “Invasive Knotweeds: Predicting Impacts,” to begin developing management ideas. The field portion will take place in Danbury, CT. Students will evaluate changes brought about by winter, and evaluate the feasibility of the management ideas developed in the online portion of the course. Attendance at “Invasive Knotweeds: Predicting Impacts” is helpful, though not required. More info: nativeplanttrust.org

Date/time details March 30, 2023, 6:30-8:30 p.m. In the field: Saturday, April 1, 2023, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Location Live Virtual with Field Study in Danbury, CT
Fee $60 (Native Plant Trust members)/$72 (nonmembers)
Instructor Brian Colleran
Certificate Field: Basic and Advanced, Botany


FALL 2019 CIPWG General Meeting- Oct 24 2019

CIPWG Fall General Meeting, October 24, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

– free and open to all interested individuals

– Tolland County Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Ave., Vernon, CT

Come hear updates on invasive plants and native alternatives in Connecticut.

Special Guest Speaker, Annise Dobson,   Asian Jumping Worms 101: 

Identification, Impacts on Plants and Ecosystems, and Steps Toward Solutions

Full Agenda    Driving Directions


2018 CIPWG Symposium Podcasts

To listen to recent podcasts about the upcoming CIPWG Symposium, click the links below:

  1. Donna Ellis interviewed with John Voket from Connoisseur Media:




  1.  Charlotte Pyle and Judy Preston were interviewed by Suzanne Thompson with CT Outdoors:


http://www.wliswmrd.net/ – click on “On Demand” and scroll through Podcasts to 8//28/18 podcast.

Japanese Barberry, Ticks, and Lyme Disease

Listed below are various news articles regarding Japanese Barberry, Ticks and Lyme Disease: