Friday, April 17, 2015
Mr. Kevin Heffernan Addresses BRFAL Chapter about Virginia Invasive Plant Species
On the evening of April 16, 2015, Mr. Kevin Heffernan, DCR Stewardship Biologist was kind enough to travel down from Richmond (this was his second visit to us) to update us on the latest Virginia Invasive Plant list and further educate us on the importance of controlling these plants. He described the difference between “non-native” and “invasive species", the main factor being that invasive species cause harm to our environment. Of ~30,000 plant species introduced to North America over the years, ~500 are considered invasive and of those 90 are in Virginia. For more detailed information, please visit www.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/invspinfo. Kevin's presentation was informative and entertaining. Thank you Kevin.