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Invasive Species Removal Workday

- Cancelled due to weather - 

with Andrew Schwitzgebel

Saturday, October 7, 9am - 11am

Albert Family Community Forest

East Nassau, NY

Cosponsored by the East Nassau Climate Smart Committee
and Rensselaer Plateau Alliance.

Pre-registration required.
To register, click on the link below. 

This event has been cancelled due to weather


About this outing
Protecting forests from natural threats such as invasive species is an important part of sustainable forest management. Invasive species are plants or animals that are not native to that forest’s ecosystem whose introduction and spread causes environmental harm to that natural habitat.  

You are invited to join RPA Stewardship Manager Andrew Schwitzgebel for a morning at Albert Family Community Forest to learn more about Multiflora Rose and Japanese Barberry. Along with learning about basic identification of these invasive plant species, we'll do some hands-on removal.    

What to expect & what to bring

This outing will involve 2 hours of removal of Multiflora Rose and Japanese Barberry. Participants are encouraged to wear thick layers and heavy gloves. We will be pulling twigs, branches with thorns and spines. Bring water and snacks. Make sure to dress in layers and wear sturdy, warm, weather-appropriate footwear. 

About the outing leader

Andrew Schwitzgebel is the Stewardship Manager for RPA. He tries to be a thorn in the side of invasive species wherever he goes, and has led removal projects in Alabama, California, Massachusetts, Colorado, and New York.


If you have questions or would like more information, contact Kim at

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