Invasives

Westford Invasive Species

MAM
Mile-a-Minute

The removal of many of the invasive species now found in Westford will help preserve the biodiversity, use and future welfare of our town. The Westford Invasive Species committee has set a goal to manage mile-a-minute (MAM) vine by pulling it out and disposing of it. This committee is working in collaboration with SUASCO-CISMA (Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord (SuAsCo) watershed – Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) as part of the Early Detection program for this particular invasive plant. The trust is a principal partner of SUASCO-CISMA which has provided grant support for this project.

If you would like to join our invasive pulls or work on the invasive committee, please contact us.

If you are a Westford resident and are wondering if you have an invasive on or near you property, feel free to contact us for identification and/or advice on controlling it.

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2016 Mile-A-Minute (MAM) Saturday Morning Pull Dates – all pulls start at 9am unless stated below.

Grey Fox Lane

Laughton Farms

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July 9 Grey Fox

July 16 Laughton

August 6 Grey Fox

August 13 Laughton

August 22 – Littleton site

August 27 Grey Fox

September 10 Laughton

September 24 Grey Fox and Laughton

Invasive Species Resources
SUASCO-CISMA
PCA Factsheets
PCA MAM Fact Sheet
Ecological Landscaping Assoc.
Conn. Invasive Plant Working Group
New England Wildflower Society
Invasive Plant Alternatives
Mass. Invasive Plant Advisory Group


From the New England Wild Flower Society video series on invasive plants.