Photo by Cheri Brunault
Learn how to manage invasive plants, like the Asiatic bittersweet this crew is removing at Sewall Woods, at a program on Sept. 16.

Manage invasive plants at home
BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is hosting two free workshops focused on managing invasive plants on Sept. 16.

Both programs will be held at KELT’s Sewall Woods Preserve and provide attendees with the opportunity to observe and try out methods for treating a variety of invasive plants. The morning program is designed for homeowners, providing guidance on methods to use for treating invasive plants found in yards and woods. The afternoon program is designed for land managers, with information specific to those who manage invasive plants on woodlots, public lands or other large landscapes.

The invasive management program for homeowners is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. At this program, manual methods and herbicide methods for removing invasive plants will be demonstrated, and attendees will have a chance to try them out. KELT’s Stewardship Coordinator, Cheri Brunault, and Bath’s City Forester, Kyle Rosenberg, will introduce the plants, highlight which methods work best and share information about other invasive plant management resources.

The invasive management program for land managers is from 1-4 p.m. and will be led by Brunault. This program will highlight the manual and herbicide treatment methods that are best for a variety of invasive plants. Participants will be introduced to these plants and will have a chance to try these methods. The program will also provide guidance on landscape-scale invasive plant mapping as well as information about coordinating volunteers for invasive management projects and grant resources that are available for this work.  Participants will have the chance to share knowledge and ideas.

KELT’s Sewall Woods Preserve is located on Whiskeag Road in Bath.

For more information, contact Ruth Indrick at 442-8400 or email [email protected]