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Invasive Species Workshop

4/1/2023 | Battle of Lexington State Historic Site | Lexington, MO

Do you have pesky vines climbing up your trees, overwhelming and slowly killing them? Do you have bushes and other plants that take over your yard and garden spaces? Then you might be battling invasive species! Join us at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the historic site for a workshop focused on identifying common invasive species around Lexington and ways to effectively battle them. The workshop will begin in the visitor center and then later move outside to allow participants to practice identifying invasive species and distinguishing them from the beneficial native plants they are often confused with. Participants should dress appropriately for working and hiking outside in the elements.

If you want to continue the battle against invasive species around Lexington, consider joining us at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, at the visitor center for our annual Park Day event. Park Day is sponsored each year by the National Battlefield Trust, an organization that connects volunteers with their local battlefields in a work day to help preserve battlefields across the United States. This year our, efforts will be focused on building split-rail fencing and continuing the effort to battle the invasive species that threaten the site. As with the invasive species workshop, participants should dress appropriately for working and hiking outside in the elements. 

Workshop Time: 10 a.m. - noon
1101 Delaware, Lexington, MO | 660-259-4654

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs