Invasive Plant Advisory Committee

Appointed Committee Members

Member  Position Term
Emily J. Boeing Member December 31, 2021
Annette M. Cate Member December 31, 2021
Deb Fountain Chair December 31, 2021
Juliana Molina Member December 31, 2021
Patricia Swain Rice Conservation Commissioner Representative December 31, 2021
Evan Worth Member December 31, 2021
VACANCY    

Events

Pepperell Plant Pull -  6/27 - 8am - Lawrence Library

Committee Charge

The Invasive Plant Advisory Committee was established on February 22, 2021 by the Select Board in accordance with Massachusetts General Law Part 1, Chapter 132, and guidance issued by the Massachusetts Invasive Plant Advisory Group. The Committee consists of seven members appointed by the Select Board, with at least one member also holding the title of Conservation Commissioner. Initial Committee appointments shall be for one year at which time the Select Board may disband the committee, continue the committee for an additional year, or appoint for three-year staggered terms.  The Committee will inform Pepperell residents on invasive plant detection and reporting and advise appropriate remediation. The Committee will also educate the public on the importance of using native plantings.    

Goals 

1.    Provide the Select Board with a strategic plan to 

  • assess and document invasive plant issues on public land,
  • develop detection and reporting process for private land owners, 
  • create a list of invasive plants in town to compare with the state list, 
  • recommend appropriate remediation approaches, 
  • identify associated resource issues and sources for remediation actions,

2.    Educate homeowners, businesses, and the agricultural community on the importance of using native plantings.

  • establish a web presence with educational material concerning invasive plants and native plantings for residents
  • work with local landscapers / garden centers to promote native plantings


Contact

invcomm@town.pepperell.ma.us 

Town Hall, One Main Street,
Pepperell, MA 01463-1644