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Hoosier National Forest Presents Free Program On Invasive Species
Updated August 3, 2017 3:09 AM
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(BEDFORD) - On August 15, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., you can join Cheryl Coon, a botanist on the Hoosier National Forest, who will explain what an invasive species is, how to identify them and what some of the worse culprits in our area are.

The program will be held at Wilson Park Shelter House at 2211 Denson Avenue in Bedford. There is no cost to attend.

Many of the plants that people plant in their yards and flower beds are invasive. They are beautiful when controlled, but easily become a problem. Some invasive plants are relatively harmless but others are a menace to our environment.

Coon will have samples of several invasives which people have possibly planted available and will recommend native alternatives to plant.

Learn which plants are problems, and what to do about them. Coon will also explain how these invasives affect our area parks and woodlands.

Those attending will learn:

  • What is an invasive species?
  • Identify some common invasive plants in our area.
  • How can you help prevent invasives from spreading.
  • Where to go for more assistance.

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