Non-native plants have invaded most of the Mill River’s bed and banks, presenting a significant problem by crowding out native species and creating eye-sores. One prime example is Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum), which suppresses other plants, creates impenetrable “knotweed hells,” and obscures our view of the river in many reaches.
Gaby Immerman, who has been long at work on invasive plant pulls and native revegetation at Paradise Pond, will have some exciting news to share on this page. MRGI is partnering with the New England Wild Flower Society and several other groups to develop a strategic plan for invasive plant management.
Watch this space!