Invasive Plants: Invaders Make Bad Neighbors with Bre Hohman
These educational and often hands-on weekly gardening programs are held every Thursday throughout the summer and feature guest speakers and a variety of gardening topics. The programs are held from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Train Station unless otherwise noted. Programs are free of charge and registration is not required.
Invasive species cause more than $30 million dollars in damage in the US. In Ohio, there are several invasive plant species that degrade many of our wetlands, prairies, and woodlands. Find out more about what makes a species invasive, how they got here, and how they impact natural areas. We will explore some common plant invaders and discuss how local residents can get involved to help control their spread.
Breann Hohman is the Firelands Coastal Tributaries (FCT) Watershed Coordinator and Assistant District Director and has been with the District since 2006. She is a Sandusky native who received a Master of Science in Biological Sciences from Wright State University. During her graduate studies, she studied plant community dynamics of the forest floor in the present and post removal of the invasive buttercup lesser celandine. At the Erie Conservation District, she has coordinated the development of a state-endorsed Watershed Action Plan for the Old Woman Creek Watershed, written and implemented several grant projects to reduce pollutants and enhance our communities, and coordinates a volunteer stream monitoring program. She is also active in the community and serves as a member of the Sandusky Tree Commission. Bre is an avid boater and all-around nature enthusiast: “any day outside is going to be awesome!”