Education

FoHVOS Website

Below is a link to the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space website. This is a great resource with lots of information on invasive species, eradication, and much more!

FoHVOS Website

New Jersey Legislative Bill S2186

Below is a link to the New Jersey Legislative Bill that “Prohibits sale, distribution, or propagation of certain invasive plant species without permit from Department of Agriculture; establishes NJ Invasive Species Council.”

NJ Legislature

Incorporating Native Plants in Your Residential Landscape

Below is a link to a Rutgers article detailing steps that can help you to incorporate native plants into your residential landscape.

Incorporating Native Plants in Your Residential Landscape

Bill banning invasive species

Below is a link to a New Jersey Spotlight News article discussing the bill that would monitor invasive plants and ban them from being sold.

NJ Spotlight News Bill Article

Additionally, below is a link to an article published by the New Jersey Monitor discussing the advancement of the bill, and the revival of the statewide invasive species council.

Article on the Advancing Bill

Controlling Japanese Knotweed

Below is a link from the Penn State Extension Group on how to control Japanese Knotweed in Parks and Landscapes.

Seminar: Controlling Japanese Knotweed

Below are additional resources that were used in the Penn State Seminar.

Migratory Bird Tracker

Below is a link to the website BirdCast, which allows you to track bird migration all over the country. To learn more about the website, or the project itself, please also see the video from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology attached below!

Website: BirdCast

Michael Van Clef’s Presentation on Invasive Species Mitigation and Do Not Plant List

Below is a link to Michael Van Clef’s presentation covering the dangers of invasive species, and what can be done to stop them. Also linked is a “Do Not Plant” list of invasive plants, most of which are extremely common and available for purchase.

Presentation: Stewardship Planning with Emphasis on Invasive Species Mitigation

Do Not Plant: Invasive Plant List

Change Food: How to forage and eat weeds

Tama Matsuoka Wong’s Ted Talk on how she turns weeds into a viable food option:
ChangeFood- Tama Matsukoa Wong

Department of Agriculture Pests and Diseases

Please visit the link below to learn more about local pests and diseases!
Department of Agriculture Pests and Diseases

Spotted Lantern Fly

Click the link to learn more about the impact that the Spotted Lantern Fly has on our environment:

Spotted Lantern Fly Awareness Article

Also see the article (or link) below on how to build your own Spotted Lantern Fly trap!

Penn State Extension: How to build Spotted Lanternfly Trap

Article on English Ivy (by: Mike Matthews)

Article on the Japanese Knotweed (by: Mike Matthews)

Edgmere Park Pilot Project