Feeling Crabby? Help Annihilate Japanese Knotweed on June 11

Japanese Knotweed, Dickson Ring

Join Weston Conservation Staff and Weston Forest & Trail Association volunteers for Japanese Knotweed cutting at the Dickson Riding Ring at Jericho Town Forest on Saturday, June 11 from 10 am-12 pm. Not only will you get to pull out, cut, massacrate, stomp and generally annihilate this pretty and yet terrible invasive, but you will learn actually valuable things that you can use if you have Japanese Knotweed threatening your personal property. Personally, I am in it to get some angst out.

Participants will learn about various management techniques for Japanese Knotweed, how to restore an area of Knotweed back to native plant growth, and then work together to cut back a large stand of Knotweed along the perimeter of the Dickson Riding Rings. 

Depending on the number of volunteers, volunteers may move to other locations within the main field area to remove other invasive woody growth. There has been a lot of effort this spring to clean up and beautify the riding ring and surrounding fields- let’s continue this good work and get rid of that Knotweed. Remember, the schooling show has been re-scheduled now to June 18 and this will make it all the more delightful!

Parking is at the Riding Ring Parking Lot on Concord Road; if full, park across the street at Burchard Park and walk safely across.

How to Participate

No previous experience is necessary. We will provide all the know-how. To sign-up, contact conservation@westonma.gov. Children at least 13 years of age must have parental supervision, ages 16+ do not need parental accompaniment.

Bring work-appropriate clothing, no open-toed shoes, insect repellant, water and snacks, durable work gloves, and a good attitude!

No tools are necessary for this work event.

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