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Invasive Species and their Impacts
in and Around Newport Bay
Saturday, August 1st
Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center
Presentations from 9-noon followed by a light lunch, field trips and work parties
$8 students/members, $15 non-members
Eventbrite - Invasive Species and their Impacts in and Around Newport Bay
Invasive species are those non-native species of plants and animals that are successfully colonizing new areas, often negatively impacting native species. A new one arrives about every 60 days in California, and in the U.S. there are about 50,000 of them, causing environmental damage and losses amounting to over $100 billion per year. In this symposium hear about many of these invasive species, their impacts on local ecosystems, and the efforts being undertaken to remove them.