”Invasive Plants in Landscapes” Presented by Melissa Almendinger
By Post Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 09:05 PM EDT
The November meeting of the Bergen County Master Gardeners, will feature a special presentation by The New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team, a statewide non-profit organization with a mission “to prevent the spread of emerging invasive species across the state of New Jersey”.
Started in 2008 as the Central Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team, the project expanded to a statewide organization in 2011 and consists of over 100 public and private partners. Many invasive plants stem from the landscape industry, and this workshop will focus on the threats of invasive species and how you can be a part of preventing their spread across New Jersey.
Melissa Almendinger is the founding Executive Director of the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team and currently serves as the organization’s Education Director. Melissa holds a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Rutgers University and is a New Jersey Certified K-12 science teacher. She also serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council.
The presentation will be held on: Tuesday November 19, 2013 at 7:30pm, at The County Administration Building, One Bergen Plaza, County Place, Hackensack, NJ. in the multi-purpose meeting room on the 1st floor. Home of the County Extension Office, there is plenty of parking & easy access to the building. Meetings are open to all interested gardeners, free of charge, and refreshments, followed by announcements, start at 7pm. For more details, directions or other Master Gardeners activities, please contact: Tracey Fraser (201) 768 1856 or visit our website: http://mgofbc.org
In addition, please support this months special Thanksgiving food collection: The Master Gardeners "Cans for Community" project, helping our neighbors in need. Please donate any non-perishable food items. Or donate a monetary gift: gift card or check (payable to The Center for Food Action). Every donation helps! Thank you.