The Londonderry Conservation Commission would like to thank Long View Forest Contracting and the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation for their assistance to the Town of Londonderry and the Londonderry Conservation Commission in our efforts to eradicate invasive plant species on the Town's Prouty property adjacent to Route 100 and the West River. Although a huge task to start, with assistance we were able to complete the eradication in a day with six people.
Thanks also to those individuals who volunteered a Saturday to help in this effort. Most of the infestation was foreign honeysuckles, but there was a fair amount of Japanese Barberry and burning bush mixed in. This was the first step in a process to ensure that Londonderry's town properties will continue to be ecologically healthy and able to be enjoyed by its residents and visitors.
Keep an eye out next spring for a press release announcing a follow-up treatment as we will be recruiting more volunteers. Thanks again to everyone involved.
For more information, contact Aaron Hurst at 885-8888.