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What’s a NNIP & Why Should You Care?

Find out!  Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018

9 a.m. to noon

Big Rock Preserve, Route 10

Lyme NH

 

NNIPs are non-native invasive plants.  Why should you care: NNIPs reduce biodiversity and wildlife habitat by eliminating native foods or changing cover or nest sites, degrade water quality, reduce forest and farm crop production and cause human health problems.  In Lyme, Japanese knotweed is invading – it grows through asphalt, overtakes bridges, and swallows up streams and culverts. Keeping our roads and bridges free of this NNIP costs our Town money!

Join the Lyme Conservation Commission in the field to learn about NNIPs & join our work day as we attack NNIPs in Big Rock Preserve!

Learn how to identify NNIPs, wipe them out, and to prevent them from invading your yard or favorite stream.  We will focus on non-chemical methods with a NNIP eradication team led by Mike Bald of Got Weeds?

Where:  Meet at Lyme School Parking Lot, Route 10, Lyme NH

***Park in the Lyme School Lot

When: Saturday, Sept. 15  –  9. a.m. to noon

What: NNIP info session and workday

How: Please come prepared to work in the field to help us begin a multi-year effort to eradicate Japanese Knotweed in the Big Rock Preserve and to help prevent it from spreading!  Bring garden snippers, loppers etc.

We need your help!

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