Upcoming Events

Please join us for an upcoming CIPWG General Meeting: 

October 11
10 am – 12 pm 
Location: Tolland County Extension Center at TAC

24 Hyde Avenue, Vernon, CT 06066
Will Hessert
BluSky Biochar
Description: Biochar – As invasive plants, rotting food and fallen trees fill up landfills, a new solution promises to eliminate this waste entirely while reversing climate changes.
Background information:
theday.com (related discussion is in last section)

This talk is FREE but RSVP is required. Please RSVP your attendance to: alyssa.siegel-miles@uconn.edu. (Simply email “I would like to attend CIPWG Meeting October 11”)

UConn Native Plants & Pollinators Conference

November 2, 2023

Student Union Ballroom (Room 330), 2100 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT

Information and Agenda

Register HereUConn Native Plants and Pollinators Conference graphic - November 2, 2023

Invasive Plant Removal Party

Spicebush Swamp Park, Mountain Rd.
West Hartford
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 860-729-4150/blovelandsennett56@gmail.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.”

For more information, contact:
Beth Ann Loveland Sennett
Co-Chair, Civic Projects
West Hartford Garden Club

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: