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Battling Invasive Plants in Northeast Ohio

Posted Monday, August 15, 2011

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Battling Invasive Plants in Northeast Ohio The invaders are here! They're multiplying rapidly, choking the locals and their mission is to take over vast stretches of Northeast Ohio territory. Everybody, quick. Run for your ... Gardening gloves? The invaders are innocent looking plant species such as garlic mustard and Japanese honeysuckle. They threaten the balance of nature in park systems and neighborhoods. We'll tell you what's being done to repel the invaders. Monday on the Sound of Ideas.


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Danae Wolfe, Interpretive Park Ranger with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Chris Davis, Plant Ecologist with the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Sarah Cech, Natural Resources Manager with the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes

Additional Information

CLICK for info on Invasive Plants Removal Day at CVNP

CLICK for Invasive Plant Guide

CLICK for the Nature Center at Shaker Lake’s Marsh Restoration Project Blog

CLICK for pictures of The Invaders from the Ohio Invasive Plants Council

CLICK for US Dept of Agriculture Invasives site">

Garlic mustard toxicity information

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