Midcoast Conservancy to hold invasive plant ID workshop

Posted:  Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 8:30am

Midcoast Conservancy is offering an Invasive Plant Identification workshop on Thursday, May 25, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at its Damariscotta Lake office. This kickoff event for Midcoast Conservancy’s invasive plant monitoring and management effort will be led by Hildy Ellis of the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. Participants will learn how to ID terrestrial invasive plants that might be found in Midcoast Conservancy’s region, and will go over reporting methods and management techniques for controlling existing invasive plant populations. To begin, there will be an indoor discussion at the Midcoast Conservancy lake office at 38 Lake Farm Circle in Jefferson, and then the group will move outdoors to Midcoast Conservancy’s Davis Stream Preserve (< 0.5 miles of trail, weather permitting).

There will be volunteer opportunities over the summer to assess the extent of invasive plants on Midcoast Conservancy preserves and begin management, but all are invited to attend, regardless of interest in volunteering.

The program is free. To register, go to https://www.midcoastconservancy.org/events/invasive-plant-id-trail-property-stewards/. For more information, go to www.midcoastconservancy.org or call 389-5150.