Invasive Plant Workshop at East Frankfort Park on March 2 2019

Remove Invasives Partnership (RIP) of Frankfort and Frankfort Parks Department invites the public to attend a workshop about invasive pest plants at East Frankfort Park on Saturday, March 2 from 9-11:30am. 

Invasive plants can kill trees and other native vegetation and create unattractive, inaccessible surroundings.  Residents can promote habitat for birds and pollinators by learning how to remove invasive plants.

Participants will be identifying problem plants, learning effective removal techniques, and working to clear an area of woods with abundant spring wildflowers in a section of East Frankfort Park. 

Meet at the back parking lot at the start of the disc golf course. 

Participants should come dressed for the weather and prepared to work.

Kids activities and refreshments provided.  Families welcome!  Preregistration is encouraged.  Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neighborhood-workshop-on-pest-plants-east-frankfort-park-tickets-54651666606

Welcome!

Welcome to the website of Remove Invasives Partnership (RIP) of Franklin County

We are a community consortium working to educate the public, organize workdays, and to mitigate the impact of invasive plant species in the Frankfort – Franklin County region of Kentucky

Join the community initiative working to educate the public, organize workdays, and to mitigate the impact of invasive plant species in Franklin County!  Remove Invasives Partnership (RIP) of Franklin County works to protect our scenic native landscape by removing invasive pest plants and educating and inspiring the public to remove invasive plants.

If you or your organization would like to join this effort, we would love to have you!  There are no financial expectations for being part of the partnership.  To be considered part of the partnership, groups must commit to supporting efforts to remove invasive pest plants and educate and inspire the public as feasible for each organization.

Current Partners:

The Garden Club of Frankfort

Woods & Waters Land Trust

Envision Franklin County

Kentucky State University

Franklin County Extension

Frankfort Urban Forestry Advisory Board

Frankfort Parks Department*

City of Frankfort*

Franklin County Fiscal Court*

South Frankfort Neighborhood Association

Earth Tools, Inc.

Inside Out Design

Frankfort Audubon Society

*working to get formal approval

If you have questions or would like to discuss this more, please contact Chris Schimmoeller at c.schimmoeller@gmail.com