Common Invasive Plants in Virginia: Identification, Control and Native Alternatives with Beth Mizell

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Invasive plants are a real problem for Virginia. This presentation will give an overview of why invasive plants are a problem in Virginia (and elsewhere); review the most common invasive plants you might see in your forest, field, or backyard easily identified in the spring; offer control options; and, some native alternatives to those invasive plants that are often used in landscaping.

Elizabeth Mizell is the Program Director for Blue Ridge PRISM, a non profit dedicated to reducing the impacts of invasive species in the northern Blue Ridge Mountain in Virginia. Prior to moving to Virginia in 2016 and starting a small business, Beth was a Land Steward with The Nature Conservancy for 14 years caring for natural areas and restoring rare natural communities. She has extensive experience in natural areas management and restoration, invasive plant species management and control, native plant propagation, and gardening/landscaping with native plants. Beth is a Level 1 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional and holds a license as a Virginia Commercial Pesticide Applicator.

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Have you heard that using native plants in your yard helps improve the environment for you, your community and Virginia’s wildlife, but you are not sure where to start?

The Plant Virginia Natives campaign, of which the Virginia Native Plant Society is a partner, is pleased to be collaborating with other regional campaigns across the state to offer this series of 12 webinars – 6 this spring and 6 this fall for gardeners just learning that Virginia natives are the best choice!

The webinars will guide you through the why and how to turn your home garden into a beautiful retreat for your family and a native habitat for birds and other wildlife.

The series kicks-off on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm with an engaging presentation by Dr. Douglas Tallamy, renowned author of Nature’s Best Hope. Dr. Tallamy’s photography and message of hope is not to be missed!

Sign-up for all 12 webinars for just $10!

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The Plant Virginia Natives Landscaping with Natives webinar series is being coordinated and funded, in part, by the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program through grants from the NOAA Office for Coastal Management to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

The webinar is also being sponsored and hosted on Zoom by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden and Blue Ridge PRISM.

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