Invasive plants talk at Touchstones Nelson

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There are many alien, or non-native plant species in the Kootenays, but why should you be concerned? Isn’t it just part of the natural process?

Touchstones Nelson is pleased to welcome Ken Marr, Curator of Botany from the Royal BC Museum, for an engaging presentation about the impact of non-native and invasive plant species in BC.

The presentation, on Tuesday, January 22 at 7 p.m., will look at how they arrive, how they affect indigenous ecosystems and human communities, and what can be done to reduce their negative impacts.

Ken Marr has a PHD from UBC, and a Masters degree from the University of Hawaii. He has conducted research in Russia, Alaska, China and throughout BC. Admission is $3 for members, $5 for non-members.

The presentation is held in conjunction with the Aliens Among Us exhibit, which will run until Sunday, Feb 24.

The exhibit and this presentation are supported by the Royal BC Museum and BC Hydro. Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History is located at 502 Vernon Street, for information call 250-352-9813.

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