Projects

OARS Water Chestnut Project

Project Organization: OARS  Project Town(s): Concord, Hudson, Maynard, Stow  Start Date: June 1, 2016

Project Summary:

OARS’ Rapid Response Team for 2016 was hired from June-August to hand pull water chestnut along the Assabet River everywhere that i was found (from Hudson to Concord). Volunteers also engaged in hand-pulling on several impoundment sections of the river in 2016. Water Chestnut Surveys of Managed Assabet River Sections… Read more

Habitat Types: River
Control Methods: Manual  Disposal Methods: Composting off site (away from river edge)

Town of Stow’s Japanese Stiltgrass Project

Project Organization: Stow Conservation Commission  Project Town(s): Stow  Start Date: August 12, 2015

Project Summary:

The Stow Conservation Commission has been actively monitoring and managing a patch of Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) an early detection species, located at Flagg Hill Conservation Land which was identified in 2014. The Conservation Commission had received reports of Japanese stiltgrass patches in other areas of Flagg Hill and at… Read more

Habitat Types: Mixed Forest
Control Methods: Manual, Mechanical  Disposal Methods: Bagging

Town of Stow’s Captain Sargent Conservation Area

Project Organization: Stow Conservation Commission  Project Town(s): Stow  Start Date: July 1, 2015

Project Summary:

This project is a portion of a CPA funded project to treat Japanese knotweed, glossy buckthorn, bittersweet, and Japanese barberry at Captain Sargent which was surveyed and mapped for invasives in 2014. Other properties mapped for invasives as a part of this project are Flagg Hill, Town Forest, Heath Hen… Read more

Habitat Types: Field/forest edge, Forest
Control Methods: Chemical, Mechanical  Disposal Methods: Incineration