Westford Conservation Trust’s Annual Meeting

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Date(s) - Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


When: Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 7pm

Where: Parish Center for the Arts (PCA)

Members and friends are invited to join us for the 2018 Westford Conservation Trust Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 8th, 7:00 pm at Parish Center for the Arts (PCA), 10 Lincoln Street, Westford. A brief Trust business meeting will be held from 7:00-7:20 pm followed by our guest speaker. Light refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there!

Guest Speaker: Jennifer Forman-Orth

Japanese knotweed (newsweek)

Our guest speaker is Jennifer Forman Orth, Mass Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) Environmental Biologist, who will present Nature’s Invaders – Invasive Plants in our Environment.

Is Mile-a-minute vine dragging you down? Is Asiatic Bittersweet dragging your trees down? Is Giant hogweed making you feel like you have to hide indoors? Jennifer Forman Orth will give us an up-close and personal look at the very worst invasive plants Massachusetts is currently dealing with. Learn how to recognize these invaders, what you can do about them, and how to make smart choices about what’s in your own garden. Questions from the audience will be most welcome!

Jennifer Forman Orth is an invasive plant ecologist who works on invasive plant and insect pest issues at MDAR. When she’s not trying to help someone get rid of the Japanese knotweed in their yard, you can find her working with the state’s Mosquito Control Districts, or teaching people how to recognize Asian longhorned beetle.

Business Meeting – A short Trust yearly business meeting will be held from 7:00-7:20 pm. Our guest speaker will follow this brief business meeting. Refreshments will also be served. Hope to see you there!