Invasive plants are a significant problem in NY State, especially on Long Island. An invasive species is a plant or animal that is not native to an ecosystem — having great potential to cause harm to it. And when native plants disappear, many food sources and habitats for beneficial pollinators, birds and other animals are lost. Since native plants form the base for the local food chain and the backbone of our ecosystems, their loss affects the quality of life for us all.
How do we begin? Learn how plants grow and reproduces. Learn how to replace invasive species with native plants without using herbicides. Learn about basic weeding tools. Volunteer with us to gain experience.