Weeding for Willife: Free Webinar

Weeding for Willife: Free Webinar

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 10:00am

Invasive Species Awareness Week

ENRICH YOUR GARDENS and community for the benefit of wildlife with a two-step process: identifying and removing invasive species and planting natives. Join us in recognition of New York's 7th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week as we learn from experts in the field how to increase the diversity of birds, bees, and other pollinators in the landscape. Be inspired and informed by the special partnership of New York State Parks, Weed Wrangle, The Garden Club of America-New York clubs, The Native Plant Center, and Audubon New York.


Wrangle Those Weeds: Find out about a multi-state movement of volunteers who are rolling up their sleeves and removing invasive species--and how you can get involved. Cayce McAlister is Weed Wrangle® Coordinator and 1st Vice Chair of The Garden Club of America's Conservation Committee.

Identify and Manage Invasives: Discover the most common invasive species growing in your yard and neighborhood and what can be done to stop them from spreading. Falon Neske is Invasive Species Specialist with New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

Native Plants to the Rescue: Once you've removed the invasives, what should you plant? Explore some of the native species that can stand up to encroaching invasives and begin rebuilding habitat. Carolyn Summers is author of Designing Gardens with Flora of the American East and a Steering Committee member of The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College.

Benefit Local Wildlife: Search the best native plants for the birds and other creatures in your zip code on Audubon's Native Plant Database. Find out where to buy native plants and tips to create healthy habitats. Karen Thomas is chair of Audubon New York.

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the event. Questions about registration? Contact Falon Neske, falon.neske@parks.ny.gov.

The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College