Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Please note the following information provided by the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group (CIPWG):
  1. Save the Date:  The next CIPWG general meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at CT DEEP Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area, 341 Milford Street, Burlington, CT 06013.  Directions.
  2. Please visit the CIPWG website at for symposium presentations, a photo album from the October 2014 conference, and a booklet of speaker abstracts and bios.  Additional presentations will be added in the future.
  3. You are welcome to participate in a free webinar on February 24, 2015 presented by Steve Manning, “Weed Wrangle 2015: A Template for Engaging Local Communities through a Citywide Invasive Plant Event.”  Information about the webinar and the link to register appear below:
Weed Wrangle 2015:  A Template for Engaging Local Communities through a Citywide Invasive Plant Event
Join us for a webinar on Feb 24, 2015 at 2:00 PM EST.
Register now!
The first annual Weed Wrangle Nashville will be held during the 2015 National Invasive Species Awareness Week. This event is intended to act as a template for other cities in the United States to engage local communities to pull together to learn about and manage invasive plants. Steven Manning will discuss the financing, staffing, PR and goals behind this project including 10 sites (from elementary schools to the Nashville Zoo) that create a circle of natural areas around the greater Nashville area.
Inspired by national and international efforts now underway, Weed Wrangle Nashville represents a fresh new push to stem the tide of biological pollution in local communities. The goal is two-fold: restoration and preservation. Organizers seek to raise awareness of the “green scourge” before more of our native plants lose the fight for the light and nutrients they require to survive. The Garden Club of Nashville and other planners are working hard to pull in other local groups to establish a corps of organized resistance to this blight on our environment. Friends of Warner Parks, Greenways for Nashville and the Radnor Lake State Natural Area are just a few of the partners now backing Weed Wrangle Nashville.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.