Highlights: Out With Invasives 3 at Wilmington’s DuPont Environmental Education Center

Thanks to the many volunteers who came out to support the “Out with Invasives 3″ event at the DuPont Environmental Education Center at the Peterson March on Saturday, October 25, 2014.




Invasive plants are a scourge to wildlife and water quality in riparian areas.  The Christina Conservancy has identified areas along the river that need invasive plant removal and has sought the help of volunteers to assist the Conservancy and its partners (the Christina River Cleanup Committee, the Delaware Nature Society, State Division of Fish & Wildlife, and the Delaware Invasive Species Council). During the Out With Invasives events, participants have concentrated on cutting or removing some non-native, rapidly spreading pest plants like Asian bittersweet, Japanese honeysuckle, and bush honeysuckles and when possible plant some native species in the area.  Up to this point, the focus has been on the Peterson Marsh along the river, but other areas will be addressed in the future.