BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust will host a program about Maine’s invasive plants and insects on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the Patten Free Library.

The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Nancy Olmstead, an invasive plant biologist with the Maine Natural Areas Program.

Olmstead will share information about community and statewide efforts to control invasive plants and insects.  She will identify the most threatening invasive plants and insects in Maine and where they have spread around the state. She will also highlight the new species that are important to watch for and how to recognize them.  

This program qualifies for 1.25 hours of credits from the Maine Board of Licensure of Foresters and 1 credit from the Maine Board of Pesticide Control.

KELT and the Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District have partnered to provide a series of three invasive plant programs this summer in order to help local residents and land managers identify and control invasive plants. This is the second program in the series.  

The final program, on Sunday, Sept. 16, will demonstrate methods that can be used to treat invasive plants using manual or chemical means. The program will highlight the methods that are best suited to several of Maine’s most common invasive plants 

For more information, visit kennebecestuary.org or call 442-8400.