Twenty years ago, Arlington's Long Branch Nature Center was suffering from an onslaught of non-native, invasive plants. Even the native plant gardens next to the building were being overrun by invasives like English Ivy. Steve will discuss how staff and volunteer efforts have been "taking back the park" from the invasives and allowing the native plants in the park to regenerate. He will talk about some of the invasive plant problems, solutions, and why we should be hopeful that better stewardship can turn back the non-native plant invasion in our parks.
Location: White Oak Library - Large Meeting Room
Directions: Exit the Washington Beltway at New Hampshire Ave (exit 28). Go north about 2 miles. The library is the first building on the right, once you have passed under Route 29, just after the Sears store. Directions and map.
There will be refreshments and door prizes. Pot luck refreshments are always welcome.
The meeting is open to non-members.
Meetings take place on the last Tuesday of each month.
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