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 – Conservation Commission Work Day –

What’s a NNIP & Why Should You Care?

Big Rock Preserve, Route 10, Lyme

NNIP = non-native invasive plants

Info session & work day!

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: Park and meet at Lyme School Parking Lot, Route 10, Lyme NH

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

How: 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., water, snack.

We need your help!

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