Farmingville, NY – On July 15, the Town of Brookhaven will present an Invasive Species Educational event at West Meadow Beach in Stony Brook from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The event coincides with New York State’s Invasive Species Awareness Week (July 9 through July 15). The West Meadow Beach event will help to educate the public on the threat to our local ecosystems from non-native, invasive species. Participants will be led in small groups to stands of Pepperweed (pictured) and learn the biology of the plant and the disruption that non-native species can cause. There will also be a brief discussion about additional species of invasive plants too widespread to control that are present at West Meadow Beach and other locations. The group will meet at the West Meadow Beach Trustees Road entrance at the south end of the parking lot.Participants should bring a water bottle which can filled from the spring at the Ernst Center, a hat, insect repellent spray, lightweight long pants and a trowel and work gloves to pull Pepperweed. They should inform the attendants at the entry to the parking lot that they are participating in the Invasive Species Educational event. For more information, call 631-451-6457.
Division of Public Information - Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill
Farmingville, NY 11738