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WM Environmental Commission - Controlling Invasive Species

Release Date: May 12, 2022
The WM Environmental Commission will host a presentation on Controlling Invasive Species and Protecting Native Habitats by Dr. Brent Boscarino from the NY/NJ Trail Conference at their regular meeting on June 6, 2022 at 7pm at the WM Town Hall. This presentation is open to the public.

Trail Conference Presentation: Controlling Invasive Species and Protecting Native Habitats

Join Dr. Brent Boscarino and the West Milford Environmental Commission on Monday, June 6th at 7:00 p.m. to hear how the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, local citizen scientists, and Conservation Dogs are finding documenting and eradicating emerging invasive plants and insects. The presentation will take place in the main meeting room at West Milford Town Hall, 1480 Union Valley Road, West Milford, NJ 07480. Dr. Boscarino serves as the Associate Director of Stewardship for the Trail Conference’s Invasives Strike Force and Conservation Dogs program. He also leads the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM) just across the border in New York State.

At this talk, you will learn how regular citizens can become a force for good in protecting our forests against new and emerging invasive species, including Spotted Lanternfly, Emerald Ash Borer, and a dozen other emerging invasives. Other topics covered will be recent efforts to control phragmites at the West Milford Environmental Boardwalk and ways to reduce the detrimental effects of ATVs and dirt bikes on our native flora and fauna.

The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference is a member-supported, 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing people with access to the healing powers of nature. Powered by a small staff and 2,500 trained volunteers, the Trail Conference builds and maintains a network of 2,145 miles of trails, including more than 100 miles in West Milford, and the Appalachian Trail across New Jersey and New York. Member donations are used to build trails sustainably, preserve green corridors for trails and wildlife, advocate for public access to natural areas, and prevent the spread of harmful invasive species in our parks and open spaces. For more information, visit www.nynjtc.org