(BSW) InvasivePlants May 3 and May 8-Plummers Island
- Date: Tuesday, May 3rd 7:00 PM
Speaker: Julie Myers
Topic: Invasive Species in the Washington, DC, Area
Flyer for Posting: http://botsoc.org/may11.pdf
Meeting location: Cathy Kerby Room (Room CE-340), Smithsonian Institution,
National Museum of Natural History, 10th St. and Constitution Avenue NW,
Washington, DC. Use the Constitution Avenue entrance; wait to be escorted
up. All are welcome. As usual, light refreshments will be served prior to
and after the presentation.
Pre-meeting dinner: 5:30 P.M. at the Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant,
1201 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington. Phone 202-347-7707. The
restaurant is diagonally across from the Old Post Office Pavilion at 12th
and Pennsylvania, a few blocks from the Museum, with Federal Triangle the
nearest Metro station, and Metro Center also nearby.
The Saturday following the meeting will be a trip to Plummers Island to
help rescue the island from the invasives which are trying to take it
Here is the information for May 8th:
Help remove invasive plants from Plummers Island!
May 8th, 10-1pm, near Bethesda, MD
Join The Nature Conservancy and Botanical Society of Washington on May 8th
for a few hours of cutting invasive bittersweet vines and other exotics on
Plummers Island, one of the most studied areas in the DC Metro region. After
cutting the vines, a Conservancy staffer will treat the stumps with an
herbicide to prevent resprouting. We will meet at Lock 10 and hike in
together, but please rsvp to potomacgorgevol@... so we can expect you,
and have enough tools, t-shirts, and snacks, and provide directions for you.
Please bring water and a lunch, so we can enjoy lunch by the river or on top
of the island when we finish.
Julie A. Myers, MSOD
(202) 489-3546 cell