Volunteer pulling Buckthorn.

Community Work Day at Mount Agamenticus: Invasive Species Management

Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program

21 Mount Agamenticus Road
York, ME 03909
United States

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About the Event

The focus of the day is invasive plant education and hands-on removal. The main culprit at Mount A is Common Buckthorn, which out-competes native plants for nutrients, light, and moisture. Buckthorn also degrades wildlife habitat, serves as host to other pests, forms an impenetrable layer of vegetation, and lacks “natural controls” to curb its growth.

Volunteers will use tools to uproot smaller plants and handsaws for larger ones. The Mount Agamenticus region consists of more than 10,000 acres of forest, wetlands, ponds and streams. It takes a lot of work to care for this land and we are counting on support from volunteers to help protect this great place. The best way to get involved and make a difference is through the Community Work Days program. There’s lots of work to be done to protect the beauty and the environment of Mount Agamenticus. Come and have some fun and join us!

What to bring

Please bring your daypack, hiking/work boots, water bottle, insect repellent and work gloves (we have spare gloves if you don’t have any). Tools and equipment will be provided. Light snacks and refreshments follow the event.

Youth Instructions

Youth volunteers are welcome to attend all Community Work Days, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian for the duration of the event.


Contact Ben Jankowski at bjankowski@yorkmaine.org or 207-361-1102.

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