Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will speak about invasive plant species at Merryspring and around Maine, on Tuesday, June 9, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.
Visitors will learn about invasive species – the plants "from away" that are disturbing natural ecosystems and replacing the native vegetation that defines this region and on which wildlife depends, and learn to recognize key invasives in the area and explore control and prevention strategies.
Jacobs will speak about these plants as well as her development of an invasive plant management plan for Merryspring in 2019. Guests will find out what she discovered and how Merryspring will engage the 5-year plan to thwart these invaders.
Optional walk to follow the seated discussion.
Rebecca Jacobs is the program manager of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. She also operates her own gardening business, Gabriella’s Gardens, in Camden.
This event is part of the Summer Talk series, sponsored by First National Bank. Please note that due to the on-going pandemic guests must take safety seriously during this program, and are advised to wear face masks. Seating for this event will be outdoors in chairs set-up a safe distance apart.
This event is subject to change due to state and local regulations.
The cost of this program is $5, with free admission for Merryspring members. Guests are encouraged to bring exact change to minimize cash transactions.
Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-236-2239.