It can be exciting learning about the forests around us. It can also be a little depressing. When you learn about the importance of native plants to our forest community, then you learn how many of the plants you see that do not belong there and are taking over, it may be easy to just give up and let the English ivy, kudzu, and ailanthus take over.
Fortunately, we have people in Richmond who do not give up that easily. You have an opportunity to help out and learn from them.
The James River Park System Invasive Plant Task Force invites you to join them for the fourth annual observance of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Sunday, February 27 – Saturday, March 5. This is an opportunity to learn what plants around us are invasive, and how to control them. Registration is required. You can find event registration directly on Hands On Greater Richmond.
This week offers opportunities to learn about invasive species, as well as opportunities to help with controlling them in the James River Park System. If you want to tackle some invasive species in your own yard and don’t know where to start, take this opportunity to learn and help.