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How the Pepperweed Project Developed a Broad Base of Community Support. Distribution of Perennial Pepperweed in the United States and Canada (from USDA’s Plants Database). Perennial Pepperweed, Lepidium latifolium. 6-petaled white flowers. Alternate leaves.

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How the pepperweed project developed a broad base of community support

How the Pepperweed Project Developed

a Broad Base of Community Support


How the pepperweed project developed a broad base of community support

Distribution of Perennial Pepperweed in the United States and Canada

(from USDA’s Plants Database)


How the pepperweed project developed a broad base of community support

Perennial Pepperweed, Lepidium latifolium

6-petaled white flowers

Alternate leaves

Horseradish scent to leaves, stem and roots


How the pepperweed project developed a broad base of community support

Pepperweed plants

Pepperweed flowers


How the pepperweed project developed a broad base of community support

Dense stand of Perennial Pepperweed at Parker River NWR


How the pepperweed project developed a broad base of community support

History of the project

1990’s: Pepperweed identified on Parker River NWR

2002: Mass Audubon’s Salt Marsh Science Project to pull Pepperweed on Refuge

2004: Refuge tests herbicides and concentrations on Pepperweed

2005: Newburyport GOMI team takes on Pepperweed control as team project

2006: Refuge begins project to control Pepperweed on and adjacent to Refuge

Mapping begins in Great Marsh region

2007: MA-NH-ME forms to collaborate and communicate about invasive spread in coastal corridor.

Pepperweed project expands to Great Marsh

2008-2010: On going Pepperweed control in 6 towns, hundreds of volunteer hours, continued community support.


Keys which may help other project

Keys which may help other project

  • Youth support—youth groups, after school programs, high school science classes, community service requirements

  • Find local environmental reporters who will write about your projects.


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