Protecting a rare forest
Highly aggressive, alien plants are pushing out native plants and the wildlife that depend on them. They’re also weakening the riverbank, undercutting its ability to absorb floodwaters and filter out pollutants. Luckily, the infestations are still small enough to root out.
The Biggest Threats:
- Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
- Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum)
- Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)
- Common reed (Phragmites australis)
You can help
An hour or two at a time, volunteers from throughout our area annually donate a total of hundreds of hours pulling and cutting invasive plants. Tremendous progress has been made, but there are still areas where these plants remain a threat. To help, simply check out our volunteer project dates, pick a convenient time, and show up with gloves, close-toed shoes, water and rain gear.
Tools will be provided.
For further information check us out on Facebook, email email@example.com or call Cathy Aikman at 434.7775.
- The Town of Richmond
- Richmond Land Trust
- The Nature Conservancy
- Richmond Conservation Commission
- Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
- Richmond Trails Committee
- VT Dept of Environmental Conservation
- VT Fish and Wildlife Dept.
- Winooski Natural Resource Conservation District
This project is funded in part by grants from the Lake Champlain Basin Program, Environmental Protection Agency and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.