Why should I be concerned about invasive plants?
On this site you will find out about the invasive plants in Westford that are threatening existing native plants, wild animal food sources, recreational venues and the existence of our natural scenic beauty.
What is being done about this?
You will also find out about what can be done and is being done to manage the threats created by the worst of these non-native and invasive plants.
Is there something I can do?
You will even be able to find out how you can help in many ways whether its in your own backyard or at some beautiful and threatened meadow or nature trail here in Westford.
Check out the site to find out more
Please take a little time to checkout the site. See what we are trying to do to maintain the natural beauty of Westford and how you could possibly join in with other concerned residents and neighbors from surrounding towns to control these invasive plants.
2013 Program Kickoff: The 2013 Mile-a-minute(MAM) invasive plant control program will officially start with a survey of all known MAM sites in Westford on May 25th.
2012 Program Kickoff: The 2012 Mile-a-minute invasive plant removal program is officially under way.
The Westford Conservation Commission approved our request to add Japanese hops to our list of plants to remove from the site at the Laughton Farm development on Lowell Rd.
We also will continue to remove Mile-a-minute plants from the Tadmuck Brook watershed on either side of Grey Fox Lane.
The pulling schedule has been established and we are soliciting new volunteers and team leaders.Check this site out for the pulling schedules as well as information about the invasive plant species we are targeting.
2011 program Update: The 2011 Mile-a-minute Removal Program, led by Eagle Scout Aziz Rangwala was successfully completed on October 8th, 2011. When Bill Turner , Conservation/Resource Planner of the Westford Conservation Commission and Aziz surveyed the targeted areas, "there were no more plants to pull".
16 "Pulling Events" were conducted at two sites, 87 large bags of plants were pulled and properly disposed of, and 318 hours of volunteer hours were contributed.
Volunteers were from the Westford Land and Trail Stewards, the Westford Conservtaion Trust members, Westford Academy students, other concerned residents, people from other surrounding towns and state employees. A great job well done.