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Invasive Vine Extravaganza Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) event

Start your weekend off right and help eradicate destructive invasive hardy kiwi at the same time! Gloves and tools will be provided, but we encourage you to bring extra tools if you have them (loppers, pruning sheers, and pruning saws).

Hardy Kiwi is an exotic invasive ornamental that threatens forests in western Massachusetts through complete domination of mature trees. Once it germinates, it will climb surrounding vegetation and eventually kill its support. Hardy kiwi can grow over 20 feet in a year. It has become a major problem in places such as Kennedy Park and Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, and now Burbank Park. Meet at the Onota Lake boat launch.

For more information contact Elia Del Molino at elia@thebeatnews.org or 413-429-6416

Friday February 21

10-11:30am

Burbank Park, Pittsfield MA

This event is free and open to the public.