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Find out more about BittersweetKnotweedBarberry, and Burning Bush - invasive species threatening Groton landscapes
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Invasive Species Committee
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Invasive Species Control Committee


There are many invasive species in Groton that are displacing native species to the detriment of the overall ecosystem.  The lnvasives Control Committee is being formed to address this as a town-wide problem.


The committee will be made up of members serving as volunteers (unpaid).  Members are appointed by the Select Board to 1-year terms for each fiscal year.


The committee will report to the Select Board.


The exact actions of the committee will be determined by the members, taking into consideration the best interests of Groton and the most effective use of volunteers and other resources that may be provided to the committee.  However, it is expected at this time that the committee will undertake the following:

•   Survey and document the problem.  It will be useful to know what invasive species are found in town, where, and what problems they are causing.

•   Be a central point of contact for reporting of invasive issues and remediation actions. Invasive species trancend borders, so it is useful to maintain the       big picture of various individual efforts, both public and private.

•   Become educated and stay current with invasive species control techniques.

•   Recruit and maintain a list of volunteers to call on to help perform labor-intensive and other tasks.

•   Perform invasive species control in cooperation with land owners, both public and private.

•   Educate the public on invasive species.

•   Advocate for stewardship practises that discourage invasive species.

•   Research grant opportunities and apply as appropriate.

Contact Information
Email invasive@townofgroton.org Members 9
Phone 978-448-1111 Selection Appointed
Fax Term 1 year
Office Town Hall, 173 Main St Remuneration None
Meeting Third Monday @ 7:00 PM Meeting location Legion Hall

Appointed by: Board of Selectmen
MemberRoleTerm StartTerm End
Brian Bettencourt Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2019
Adam Burnett Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2019
Richard Hewitt Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2019
Olin Lathrop Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2019
Greta Marks-Strouble Member 07/01/2018 06/30/2019