Garvies Point Museum
Spring Preserve Conservation Days 2020
Spring Preserve Conservation Days at Garvies Point Museum & Preserve

Spring 2020 Preserve Conservation Days

GARVIES POINT MUSEUM AND PRESERVE

Our mission is to conserve and preserve our natural environment here at Garvies Point Museum for this and future generations.
Non-native invasive plants compete with native ones that wildlife depend on. We encourage the removal of these plants as well as including native plants in your own gardens.
The invasion of aggressive, non-native plants (and animals) is a major problem all over the world. Whether they were introduced intentionally through gardening or accidentally in trade; they disrupt the natural balance of our ecosystem by crowding out native wildflowers, shrubs & trees that our wildlife depend on. Learn how to identify non-native plant species and their native look-alikes, plus important invasive removal techniques.
Dates: Saturday, March 28; April 18; May 16; & June 13, 2020
10am - 2pm, each day
These 4 invasive non-native plants especially crowd out & kill native plants. Each day we will focus on one or any of the following plant species.
Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Biennial plant, seed pods develop by May Known to crowd out native wildflowers and herbaceous plants in forest communities.
Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica)
Vine, semi- evergreen, blooms May. Fast-growing vine with beautiful flowers; chokes native plants, shrubs, and trees. Creates dense groundcover in forests preventing native wildflowers from flourishing. Easily pulled from ground but wraps around any and all foliage once it becomes established. Plant native species, Lonicera sempervirens instead!
English Ivy (Hedera helix)
aggressive vine that smothers host plants and ultimately kills them. Seeds readily distributed by birds.
Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
blooms late summer
With a highly invasive root system, this perennial can rapidly crowd out native plants. A dense canopy up to 15 feet tall can develop and very little plant life can grow underneath its shade.
Porcelain Berry (Ampelopsis glandulosa)
blooms June-August; fruit develops by August
Porcelain berry, a highly invasive vine that smothers plants & trees, is easily identified by its multi-colored fruit in late summer/fall. Fills niche of native fox grape (same family Vitaceae) which is a valuable food source for birds & wildlife.
A perfect opportunity for scouts, environmental groups, students and anyone who just wants to give back to their community. Volunteers are welcome at any time from 10am-2pm and can stay as long as they wish. We recommend volunteers bring work or garden gloves (we have some available), a hat, wear socks (to pull over pants), sneakers, light colored clothing, and a bag lunch with water if you desire. Water and light snacks will be provided.
Sponsored by the Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
If you cannot make these dates, please contact us to set up another date.
Contact Veronica at 516-571-8010 or vnatale@nassaucountyny.gov
with any questions and please RSVP
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