Invasive Plants Along Rec Path

Bike Path

In 2011, the Conservancy made a donation to the Fishers Island Recreation Path for the purpose of managing and removing invasive plant species along the path.

To date, these grant funds have been used in conjunction with the path’s weekly scheduled landscape maintenance to remove invasive weeds from the retaining wall along the path near Middle Farms Pond, to clear existing mature trees of invasive vines such as poison ivy and bull briar, and to promote the health of several mature native trees through pruning.

For those who use and enjoy the recreation path, the Conservancy’s work is most notable where mature existing trees have been highlighted and brought to the forefront through the removal of invasive shrubs and vines that were jeopardizing their health and obscuring their presence along the path.