Invasive species workshop

Community Happenings
Jul 18, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

July 18 Invasive Species Workshop 10:00-11:30am in Belfast, with 1:00-2:30pm extension session on Sears Island. Learn about invasive plant and animal threats to mainland, island, and coastal ecosystems from ecologist Aleta McKeage. The event will begin at 10am at the Head of Tide Preserve Parking lot, Doak Road in Belfast. Dress for off trail hiking: long pants.

Learn about the effects of invasive plant species on ecosystems and on land management through visiting striking examples of invasions and counter measures, as well as which species present the greatest threat to ecosystems and why. Learn to identify invasive terrestrial plants in our area.

An optional afternoon session on Sears Island will explore the relationship between invasive and native plants and animals in shoreline areas, as well as visit some very big and very toxic plants. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on Sears Island before the afternoon session if you'd like.

Cosponsored by GreenWays Eco Center in Belfast, Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition and Coastal Mountains Land Trust.