By Carol Stocker
On Thursday, October 18, Invasive Plant Management Strategies for Urban Wilds, Home Landscapes and Community Gardens will be discussed by experts Paul Sutton and Ted Elliman 6:30 P. M. –8:00 P.M.
Sutton is Coordinator for Open Space and Special Projects with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Elliman is the Vegetation Management Coordinator with The New England Wildflower Society.
The ecological cost of these invasive species will also be discussed and techniques for identifying them will be explained. The evening promises to offer a combination of technical skills to use in the field and will provide valuable insight on why invasive species give us cause for concern in our urban green spaces.
The event will be at the office of Boston Natural Areas Network, 62 Summer Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA (Enter on Otis Street) and is free to the public, but registration is required to attend— To register please: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-542-7696
Host is The Urban Wilds Council, organized in 2009 by BNAN, to bring together friends groups, city partners and concerned individuals from across Boston. By working as a citywide council, the group seeks to improve and increase capacity to protect, maintain and promote urban wilds. Contact Stewardship Manager Karen Chaffee for more information at Karen@bostonnatural.org or call 617 542 7696 or visit http://www.bostonnatural.org/uwsurvey/uwfindings.asp
Boston Natural Areas Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together local residents, partner organizations, public officials and foundations to preserve, expand and enhance urban open space, including community gardens, greenways and urban wilds. For further information about the organization, becoming a member or the calendar of events, visit www.bostonnatural.org or call 617-542-7696.