Community Work Day at Mount Agamenticus: Invasive Species Management
Mount Agamenticus Conservation Program
Saturday, July 16, 2022 • 9:00am–12:30pm
21 Mount Agamenticus Road
York, ME 03909
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!