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Mystic invasives talk - Management and Control - August 23

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  • Janet Kovner
    fyi The Mystic River Watershed Association, Friends of the Mystic River, and Green Streets present Management and Control of Invasive Plant Species, with
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 12, 2005
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      The Mystic River Watershed Association, Friends of the Mystic River, and Green Streets present "Management and Control of Invasive Plant Species," with Chris Mattrick, New England Wildflower Society, on Tuesday, August 23rd, at 7pm, in the Community Room, Robbins Library, Arlington Center (700 Mass Ave., near Pleasant St/Route 60).
      (**** Please note: this date is one week earlier than originally scheduled.)
      One of the greatest challenges facing land managers, conservation commissions and environmental professionals is the control and effective management of invasive species. Understanding the ecology and identification of these species is an important first step, but what is the next step? Control can be costly and time consuming; and land managers are often overwhelmed by the scope of the problem. This program will review the techniques used to control various groups of invasive plant species. The program will provide land management professionals and those local officials involved in the permitting of projects the knowledge and skills necessary to implement or evaluate successful invasive plant control projects.
      This talk is the second in a series of 3 talks on invasive plants.
      Save the date for the last talk in this series: (attend some or all of the 3 talks).
      Tuesday, September 27th, 7pm. Alternatives to Invasive Plants.
      Somerville Public Library (79 Highland Street)
      Christopher Mattrick is the senior conservation programs manager for the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS) based in Framingham. He has a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from the University of Vermont and a M.S. in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England Graduate School.
      Chris directs the activities of the Society's Plant Conservation Volunteer Corps, is a member of the New England Plant Conservation Program and is involved in the monitoring and management of endangered and invasive plant species throughout the region. Chris serves as the survey coordinator for the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England and serves as the regional management expert on its Early Detection and Rapid Response team.
      These talks are sponsored by the Mystic Partnership for Invasive Plant Control (Mystic PICM): Mystic River Watershed Association, Friends of the Mystic River, and Green Streets. This Invasive Plant Series is free and open to the public. (Voluntary donations are welcome.) Funding has been provided by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
      For information: 781-316-3438, janet@... or visit our website: www.mysticriver.org
      Mystic River Watershed Association
      Fax: 781-641-2103
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