Removing Invasive Species
Volunteers are at the heart of an effort to remove invasive species plants from Pocahontas State Park. There are many invading plants that threaten the natural and native balance in the Park, including "Tree of Heaven" and Japanese Stilt grass. These invasive plants have been brought into the environment accidentally or purposefully but in many cases have escaped and spread without control.
You can help these conservation volunteers by either contributing to efforts to remove or also by helping to identify and locate areas where invasive plants exist. If you come across any non-native plants, please post a comment on this page or send an email to FoPSP, with details including pictures and if possible, also include GPS coordinates or geo-locate on a map screenshot.
For more detailed information on common invasive (non-native) plants found in Pocahontas, see the file below.
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