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Invasive Plants Walk
September 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join Georges River Land Trust and the St. George Conservation Commission for a walk on the Fort Point Trail in St. George to identify and discuss native and invasive plants found in the midcoast. The walk will help people improve their confidence in identifying the most common and emerging invasive plants and recommendations on how to remove and dispose of them.
Our trip leader will be Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist with the Maine Natural Areas Program in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Nancy coordinates the iMapInvasives online mapping program, trains partners and volunteers, performs field identification and assessment of invasive plant infestations, and makes recommendations for infestation management. She holds a B.A. in biology from Cornell University and an M.S. in plant biology from the University of Vermont Field Naturalist Program
We will meet at the Fort Point Trailhead on Route 131, 4.9 miles south of the intersection with Route 1 at 10 am. Sturdy footwear is recommended for this 1 mile round trip walk out to the St. George River.
This event is part of our Walks and Talks series, programs about local resources that are open and free to the public.