Volunteer: Terrestrial Invasive Plant Removal (Japanese barberry)

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Program leaders will email registrants a day or two before the program with details regarding location, what to bring, and safety protocols.

About the Morning:  Join Lakes Region Conservation Corps member, Beth, for the last program in our 2020 Terrestrial Invasive Plant Removal Series focused on Japanese barberry. Every Sunday through August 9, 2020 there will be an opportunity to learn about a different invasive species found within the Squam Watershed. Each program will begin with a lesson about how to identify & remove the species of the day. Then it's time for you to help remove the species from the area! The goal is that afterwards, you will feel confident identifying and properly removing these plants from other areas in the watershed.

As always, this work is weather dependent. Should any changes to plans arise, we will provide updates. We encourage help from volunteers who love the outdoors, enjoy hands-on conservation work, and are excited to work with our LRCC AmeriCorps members!

The SLA will provide tools, safety equipment, and other resources. However, we encourage volunteers to bring their own, well labeled, tools if they want. 

Check out this video about Japanese barberry! (video coming soon)

Click here to see pictures and read about the history, how to identify, and the removal methods of Japanese barberry.

What to Bring: Volunteers should bring appropriate clothing, water, sunscreen, and a snack. Please also bring a facemask to be worn while around larger groups of people, such as at trailheads.

Want to Join? Please register by clicking here!  Due to Covid-19 space is limited to four people so that appropriate social distancing can be observed between the LRCC members and the volunteers. 

For more information: Contact Tyson Morrill, SLA Director of Conservation 

Click on the links below to register other days in the series:

July 5, 2020 Japanese knotweed

July 12, 2020 Oriental bittersweet

July 19, 2020 Invasive honeysuckle

July 26, 2020 Multiflora rose

August 2, 2020 Autumn olive

August 9, 2020 Japanese barberry