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SuAsCo CISMA and Walden Woods Project present second seminar on May 16th at 7 PM.
OARS seeks to hire two interns who will start work on May 20th.
2013 SuAsCo CISMA Annual Spring Meeting - March 12,2013
The Spring meeting was held at the ARNWR Vistor Center, 680 Hudson Rd, Sudbury, MA
The guest speaker was Elizabeth Farnsworth, Senior Research Ecologist for the New England Wildflower Society. Her topic was:
Stinging Nettle Balls recipe provided by Russ Cohen.
2012 SuAsCo CISMA Annual Fall Meeting - November 13, 2012 3 pm - 5 pm
The Annual Fall meeting was held at the Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Rd, Framingham, MA.
Mass. Fish & Wildlife Recommends Avoiding Invasive Plants in Holiday Decorations
During holiday seasons, many people use plant material they have gathered from their yard or neighborhood to decorate their houses or businesses. The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) and the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) highly recommend that people avoid using exotic, invasive plants such as Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) and Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora) in holiday decorations.
CISMA partners with the DOT Baystate Roads Program on an Invasive Plant Management Workshop
Come to this workshop to learn how to improve your management results and cut costs. You will learn to identify the most common roadside invasive species, see best management practices for both control and prevention, and discuss the issues associated with vegetation management plans on right-of-ways. The course within the SuAsCo watershed is at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center on Thursday, October 11, 2012.
Goats control invasive plants
See the Boston Globe article, "Four-legged weed machines", of June 10 at:
The Bittersweet Challenge
An interview regarding the Bittersweet Challenge was aired on the Living on Earth radio program. Who can find the biggest Oriental Bittersweet vine?
Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and Lincoln Conservation Department sponsor a yearly Garlic Mustard Pull Days
Lincoln conservation groups sponsor yearly Garlic Mustard Pull Days and this is the fourth annual one. Through the efforts of citizen volunteers and town groups hundreds of bags of garlic mustard are collected, which helps protect Lincoln’s fields, woods and neighborhoods from this aggressive, invasive weed.
In Acton, volunteers have been working for the last few years to remove Garlic Mustard plants from Acton's conservation areas. For a few weeks each spring, when the plant has shot up to easy picking height, but before it goes to seed, we pick dozens of bags. Volunteers can sign up at actoninvasives.org.
New Smartphone App Now Available to Boost Invasive Species Data Collection across Massachusetts
Thanks to a new collaboration between the University of Massachusetts’ Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), efforts to combat potentially devastating invasive species are succeeding. Now an App is available to anyone with a iPhone or Android smartphone or a digital camera, so they can help scientists collect valuable data about invasive species throughout Massachusetts.
Find the App on the CPPA website: http://masswoods.net/outsmart
Also check out this engaging youtube video promoting the smartphone applications:
Thanks to a $70,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, towns along the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord (SuAsCo) rivers can begin to control invasive plant species that threaten this important and ecologically rich watershed.
Nyanza support letter
Group details top Nyanza restoration proposals
By Laura Krantz/Daily News staff MetroWest Daily News
Read at: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x1386885695/Group-details-top-Nyanza-restoration-proposals#ixzz1h3gf0nKR
2011 SuAsCo CISMA Annual Fall Meeting
November 8, 2011 3 pm - 5 pm
The Annual Fall meeting will be held at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 680 Hudson Road, Sudbury, MA 01776
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