On March 20, 2019 at 6:00 PM, the Bristol Public Works Department, in conjunction with the Environmental Learning Centers of CT (ELCCT) and the Bristol Garden Club, will host a workshop on Invasive Species at the Bristol Public Library (Main Library, 5 High Street).
An invasive species is a plant, fungus, or animal species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and which has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health. Since the invasive species evolved elsewhere, they lack natural enemies in an area and are flourishing unchecked. In some instances, this allows them to become a dominate species within an ecosystem. The results are a reduction of biodiversity to both the native plant and native animal communities.
-Mr. Scott Heth, Executive Director of the ELCCT, will discuss existing invasive species that have spread throughout Connecticut and various control techniques for invasive plants.
-Dr. Jeffrey Ward of the CT Agricultural Experiment Station will discuss invasive insects and how invasive insects and diseases have affected trees in our neighborhoods, parks and forests.
-Mr. Peter Picone, CT DEEP Wildlife Biologist, will discuss enhancing habitat using native plants and give examples on the management of invasive species conducted at Sessions Woods Wildlife Management Area in Burlington, CT.
If you are interested and know others who would benefit from this informational session, please attend and tell your friends and family about the program. All are welcome!
Light refreshments will be generously provided by the Bristol Library.
Fee: No charge is associated with this informational workshop hosted by the City of Bristol.
For more information on Invasive Species, please visit the City of Bristol Public Works website: