Learn About Invasive Plants in Chester
Workshop on invasive plants will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Road, Chester Township.
If you live in central New Jersey, there’s a good chance your property has been invaded by exotic, non-native plants like multiflora rose, Japanese barberry, Oriental bittersweet and Asian honeysuckle.
Tim Morris, Stewardship Director at New Jersey Conservation Foundation, will lead a workshop on invasive plants from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Bamboo Brook Outdoor Education Center, 170 Longview Road, Chester Township.
Morris will talk about how these aggressive invaders threaten the diversity of native plant communities and the wildlife that depends on them, and the best ways to get rid of them. The discussion will be followed by a walk to identify invasive plants in the woods and meadows of the 100-acre Morris County park, where New Jersey Conservation Foundation has its main office.
The program is free, and advance registration is requested but not required. To register online, go to http://donate.njconservation.org/Registration. For more information, contact Laura Szwak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-234-1225.
The invasive species workshop is part of New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s “Step Into Nature” series of walks, hikes and outdoor programs. For a full schedule, go to www.njconservation.org/njcfevents.cfm.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation is a private nonprofit that preserves land and natural resources throughout New Jersey for the benefit of all. Since 1960, it has protected more than 120,000 acres of open space - from the Highlands to the Pine Barrens to the Delaware Bayshore, from farms to forests to urban and suburban parks. For more information about the Foundation’s programs and preserves, go to www.njconservation.org or call 1-888-LAND-SAVE (1-888-526-3728).