Help – we’re being invaded!
Bittersweet, Black Swallow-wort, Knotweed, Barberry (& more)
With a great growing season this summer, invasive plants are making their presence known. Would you like to help push them back?
You can help in three ways:
1. Claim your own plot of Asiatic bittersweet or Japanese knotweed at Coastal Rivers’ Round Top Farm or Salt Bay Farm (our former headquarters on Belvedere Road) and make a commitment to cutting it back, pulling it out, bagging it, and taming it throughout the year as needed. Email Joy Vaughan at email@example.com to pick your spot.
2. Join Joy Vaughan on a Tuesday morning from 9 to 11 (note this time has changed) to tackle a plot. Not every Tuesday but whenever it’s convenient for you. We’ll choose a spot and begin pulling, digging, and cutting. Bring your own tools. Sign up by contacting Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Join Bob Barkalow on a Wednesday morning from 8 to 10 for the same. Sign up by contacting Bob at email@example.com.
For more information:
- Take a look at the Maine Natural Areas Program online resources.
- Order the Maine Invasive Plants Field Guide
Black Swallow-wort photo courtesy of nyis.info.