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Invasive Plant Species ID & removal training/workday

Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00am – 11:00am

Andover, CT

The Andover Conservation Commission will sponsor an Invasive Plant Species identification and removal training/workday on Saturday, March 30, 9-11 a.m., at the Doris Chamberlain Pond area in Andover. The site is on Route 316 between Boston Hill Road and School Road. This is town-owned park with a bench and a picnic table. The area surrounding the parking lot has been overrun with bittersweet, Rosa multiflora, and other invasive species in recent years.

Join the effort to clean up the area in a 2-hour work party, led by Carrie Crompton of the Andover Conservation Commission. Carrie is a horticulturist with extensive experience in eradicating invasive species. Participants should wear clothes appropriate for dealing with thorny plants and bring gardening gloves. Tools such as loppers and rakes are useful, but if you don’t have them, you are still welcome to join the effort (there will be extra tools on hand). The event will be canceled by heavy rain or snow.

To sign up, contact Carrie Crompton,


Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (primary)

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