3 Ways to Fight Invasive Plants: Workshop & Walk

Saturday, June 18, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Reclaim your home and neighborhood landscapes

If you hate to see invasive plants take over your yard, your street, or local parks, this event will help you learn what these plants are and what you can do about them. 

1:00: Sign-in, pick up free literature, talk with representatives from the Old Saybrook Conservation Commission. Attendees will be automatically registered for free door prizes, courtesy of the Commission.  

1:30: Presentation by Kathy Connolly

  • What is an invasive plant? Learn about state-listed nonnative plants, nuisance plants, aggressive native plants
  • Learn how to identify invasive plants
  • 3 Ways to fight back effectively
  • How to dispose of plants once removed. 

2:15: Q&A with Larry Bonin, Director of Public Works

2:30: Take a walk in the adjacent parks to see some of the most aggressive invasive plants. 

Registration is required due to limited space. Register here.  Free of charge and open to the public. Event location: Duffy Pavilion, 155 College Street, Saybrook Point.

Co-sponsored by the Old Saybrook Conservation Commission and Acton Library. 

Below: Many people find marestail (Conyza canadensis) to be a nuisance plant but it is not a state-listed invasive plant. Learn why some plants make the state's invasive list while others don't. 

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