Sunday, April 28, 2019

Master Gardener Tim Kennelty at Library

Tim Kennelty, Master Gardener, Discusses the Problems Posed by Invasive Plants and their Solutions at Roe Jan Library on Sunday, April 28 at 3 pm.

Master gardener and naturalist Tim Kennelty will discuss invasive plants in our region and how we can help protect our environment from them. Invasive species have become a major environmental problem, as they outcompete and displace native vegetation and damage local habitats by reducing biodiversity. Learn about the problems caused by invasive plants, which species are invasive, and how to identify and manage them in the landscape. The top local invasive plant species will be covered, as well as where to report invasive species populations, and how to get involved in local volunteer projects.

Tim Kennelty is a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist through Cornell Cooperative Extension and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Columbia Land Conservancy. He has gardened in Columbia County for more than 25 years and has developed a passion for preserving native species and combating exotic invasive plants. He has been involved in a multi-year habitat restoration project at the Siegel-Kline Kill public conservation area in Ghent, New York.