Battling Green Invaders - Identifying and Removing Invasive Plants from your Property

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Saturday May 18

2:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Preregistration required.  A program geared toward adults.
Registered program participants should meet in the auditorium at our Rowe Woods Visitor Center.

Creating wildlife-friendly yards entails restoring it to native species and that means removing invasive plants. If you find yourself asking, “Which plants are invasive?” or “How do I remove invasive plants?”, this beginner level class is for you. Using examples from the Nature Center’s gardens and grounds, Natural Areas Manager Olivia Espinoza will provide practical homeowner level tips and tricks for battling those green invaders.

About the Instructor:  As Cincinnati Nature Center’s Natural Areas Manager, Olivia Espinoza oversees all research and monitoring that takes place on Nature Center properties as well as manage the land and wildlife. She previously worked for Great Parks of Hamilton County in their Natural Resources Department for over four years in different capacities. She graduated from Ohio University in 2008 with a BS in Wildlife and Conservation Biology.

What to wear: We’ll be doing some hands-on learning. Long pants and sturdy shoes are recommended. Please bring work gloves.

What to bring: A water bottle is recommended. Feel free to bring pictures of plants you think might be invasive but require identification.

Members $10; nonmembers $19. Online tickets purchased for nonmembers include admission.

*Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine.     


Important Information For All Program Registrants:  Please retain your order number or print off a copy of the email acknowledgement as a receipt.  You will need your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.