Invasive Plant Task Force
The Invasive Plant Task Force was created by the Mayor and City Council to address and analyze the on-going problem posed by invasive plant species to Riverdale’s parks, yards, gardens and wilderness areas and estimate the economic costs of allowing these species to continue growing and choking out ground cover.
Council Member Kelly Krell – who oversees the City’s initiatives concerning parks and recreational activities – will chair the task force.
Records and Background Information
With the budding trees and greening grass comes an unwelcome visitor … Garlic Mustard. Here’s what you can do to fight back against this invasive species.
The greenspace consultant hired by the City to conduct the year-long invasive plants audit and landscaping contract is in Riverdale this week, beginning to work on re-shaping many of our public spaces.
The City of Riverdale has issued an RFP (Request for Proposal) from a qualified arborist or vegetation consultant to conduct a study of invasive species in the City’s parks and wild spaces during calendar year 2020.
As an action coming out of the City’s Invasive Plant Task Force, the task force’s chair, Council Member Kelly Krell, has drafted an RFP for a comprehensive vegetation study. You can view and comment on that RFP here.
Join Council Member, Kelly Krell, as she and a host of Riverdale volunteers work Saturday morning (October 19) to eliminate patches of invasive honeysuckle from Riverdale’s parks and wild places.
Council Member Kelly Krell has called for the next meeting of the Invasive Plant Task Force to meet at City Hall on Monday, October 24th at 5pm. More details inside!
UPDATED 08/02/18: A meeting of the City’s Invasive Plant Task Force has been called for Friday, August 3rd. Click here for an updated agenda and more details.
Riverdale is facing a coming invasion and you can help us stop it. Find out more in the mayor’s latest blog post!