POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – The Invasives Project: Pound Ridge will hold a winter forum at the Pound Ridge Library at 7 p.m. Sunday to help educate the community on the problem of invasive plant species in town and ways to combat them.
The Invasives Project is an initiative formed between the Pound Ridge Conservation Board and the Henry Morgenthau Preserve of the Bedford Audubon Society.
The Invasives Project: Pound Ridge is a public/private task force formed to encourage and coordinate efforts to reduce existing infestations and to prevent new ones from occurring through scientific study, education, early detection and rapid response within Pound Ridge.
Sunday’s forum will include a panel discussion in which area experts will explain what is being done to study and arrest the spread of invasive plants such as mile-a-minute weed, Japanese stiltgrass, Japanese barberry and oriental bittersweet.
Panel members include Tate Bushell, land steward and educator for the Pound Ridge Conservancy; Barbara Gerson, Pound Ridge resident and master gardener; Sandra Paget, Henry Morgenthau Committee member and master gardener; and Mark Weckel, director of research and land management for the Mianus River Gorge Preserve.
The event is free and open to the public. The snow date is Jan. 14. The library is at 271 Westchester Ave.
For further information, e-mail invasivesPR@bedfordaudubon.org.