Community battles invasive Mile-A-Minute Weed at Mianus River Gorge

Join Mianus River Gorge staff and volunteers to help pull the harmful, invasive mile-a-minute weed at the Mianus River Gorge on Saturday, July 18, from 9-noon. Meet in the parking lot at Mianus River Gorge (across from 167 Mianus River Road), Bedford, N.Y.

At Mianus River Gorge, Mile-a-minute weed can threaten our forests by out-competing tree seedlings and other plants. Mile-a-minute weed grows very quickly, out-competing native species in part by blocking available light. Invasive plant species like Mile-a-minute weed also impact wildlife because they can alter and degrade their natural habitat.

The Mile-A-Minute weed pull coincides with NY State Invasive Species Awareness Week during which volunteer weed pullers across NY State will be combating weeds on nature preserves in their area.

With volunteers pulling together, we can have an immediate impact and gain satisfaction in a job well done. Volunteers should wear clothes they don’t mind getting dirty-long sleeves and pants will help reduce scratches-and a good pair of gardening/work gloves.

Mianus River Gorge, located in Bedford, N.Y., works to protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed through land acquisition, conservation science, research, and education throughout the region.

Information: 914-234-3455, mianus.org.

Mile-a-Minute weed

Mile-a-Minute weed

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