Goodwin Youth Series: Invasive Plants
Join Master Naturalist Lynn Kochiss and guest Michelle Poudrette as we examine invasive plants
growing in Goodwin Forest. What makes a plant invasive? How did it get here? Why should we care? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered. There are a number of invasive plant species currently found in Connecticut’s land and water ecosystems. We will focus primarily on those impacting Goodwin State Forest, such as Japanese barberry, winged euonymus, and multiflora rose, and learn what control techniques have been used for these species. Discussion will be followed by a hike to identify invasives on the property.
Michelle Poudrette became a certified Texas Master Naturalist for the Capital Area (Austin) chapter and after she returned to Connecticut two years ago has joined the Master Naturalist Program at Goodwin and become a member of Eastford’s Conservation Commission. She enjoys volunteering and broadening her knowledge of our environment.
Lynn Kochiss is an environmental educator who has been a CFPA volunteer since 2007. She is a certified elementary teacher, a Project Learning Tree facilitator, and a Master Naturalist. Lynn was recognized as a National PLT Outstanding Educator in 2013 for her work in environmental education.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.