How to Stop Invasive Superweeds

2/22/2020 | Graham Cave State Park | Danville, MO

Non-native, aggressively spreading plants make it difficult for people to use land as they wish, and take time and money to control. These plants are not just another plant in the woods; they are superweeds that steal sunlight, water and nutrients, and some even release harmful chemicals. These effects reduce the rate of growth and reproduction among native plants, which, in turn, reduces food and habitat for wildlife.

 

This training will provide the why, what and how of invasive plant control for several invasive species that are invading Montgomery County. It will begin at the Montgomery City Public Library with an indoor presentation, followed by a visit to a nearby outdoor site to learn how to identify several invasive plants and watch staff demonstrate treatment techniques. Training will culminate with a short walk on a trail in Graham Cave State Park to enjoy and learn about the high-quality woodlands and glades that are at risk.

 

Participants will need to provide their own transportation between locations. The outdoor portion is optional. Those who attend the outdoor portion should dress for the weather and wear boots or shoes that can get muddy. Water and snacks are recommended.

 

This program is designed for people ages 12 and up. Special accommodations are available upon request. The program is free, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 573-564-3476.

 

Program Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

217 Highway TT, Danville, MO | (573) 564-3476

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  • Interpretive Programs