The Georges River Land Trust and the St. George Conservation Commission will co-host a walk on the Fort Point Trail in St. George on Saturday, September 15, from 10 to 11:30 am to identify and discuss native and invasive plants found in the midcoast. The walk, which will help people improve their confidence in identifying the most common and emerging invasive plants and provide recommendations on how to remove and dispose of them, is free and open to the public.
Nancy Olmstead, Invasive Plant Biologist with the Maine Natural Areas Program in the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, will lead the walk. Nancy coordinates the iMapInvasives online mapping program, trains partners and volunteers, performs field identification and assessment of invasive plant infestations, and makes recommendations for infestation management. She holds a BA in biology from Cornell University and an MS in plant biology from the University of Vermont Field Naturalist Program.
Walkers should meet at 10 am at the Fort Point Trailhead at Wiley’s Corner spring in St. George on Route 131. Sturdy footwear is recommended for this one-mile round trip walk out to the St. George River.
This event is part of Georges River Land Trust’s “Walks and Talks” series, programs about local resources that are open and free to the public.