Pull Pesky Pepperweed
Monday, July 15, 2019 • 9:00am–12:00pm
Thursday, July 18, 2019 • 9:00am–12:00pm
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 • 9:00am–12:00pm
Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green Street
Ipswich, MA 01938
About the Event
Help pull pepperweed along the upper edge of salt marsh ecosystems in Ipswich Massachusetts. Help prevent the spread to new locations.
Background: Pepperweed has been growing and spreading at an alarming pace, particularly in salt marshes. Pepperweed seeds are transported with the tides, and can sprout hundreds of yards from their source. In rapidly moving currents this distance might even be a mile or so. A patch of pepperweed can grow into a dense, monoculture stand after only a few seasons, degrading wildlife habitat, and outcompeting native salt marsh vegetation.
We will meet at the Ipswich Town Hall at 25 Green Street and then travel to the pull location.