INVASIVE PLANT SPECIES PRESENTATION AND WORK SESSION
The public is invited to come learn about invasive plant species and how best to prevent and
reverse their spread on Sunday, September 26 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Hetty Green Park in
Bellows Falls. This free, outdoor event will provide hands–on instruction in the identification of
common invasive plant species and preferred removal techniques. The rain date for this event
will be Saturday, October 2 from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. at Hetty Green Park.
*For weather-related schedule changes, got to windhamcountynrcd.org*
Invasive plant species may be found in urban and suburban backyards, parks and shared public
spaces. They damage native ecosystems, reduce biodiversity and can increase the spread of ticks
and the illnesses they carry. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from expert foresters
about these pesky invasive plants. The program will include a hands–on presentation in Hetty
Green Park in Bellows Falls, followed by a community work session where attendees will have
the opportunity to help rid a shared public space of invasive plants while learning about
identification and removal. Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear for outdoor,
gardening–type work, including gloves. Bring any gardening equipment you might have,
including pruning shears or loppers.
To register for this event, please call the Rockingham Library (802)–463–4270, email
email@example.com or go to rockinghamlibrary.org
Supported with a Spark Grant from Vermont Community Foundation, this event is sponsored by
the Southeast Vermont CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Association), the
Rockingham Conservation Commission and the Rockingham Free Public Library. If you have
questions, please reach out to Windham Conservation District Manager Cory Ross at
firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 802–689–3024.