Conservation biologist Joe Roman comes to Starksboro to present his lively illustrated program, “Eat the Invaders: Fighting Invasive Species One Bite at a Time.” The event is at the Starksboro Village Meeting House on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. It is hosted by the Meeting House, with the Starksboro Historical Society, Conservation Commission, and Public Library, and the Lewis Creek Association as co-sponsors.
Learn about some of the invasive species in our area and what we can do to thwart them and perhaps even eat them! Everyone is welcome. The event is free; donations to support the Meeting House restoration project are welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards.
Roman, a Monkton resident, is Research Assistant Professor at the University of Vermont Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. His research interests range from endangered species policy, marine mammals, and biodiversity and human health. He has made presentations all over the country, and is author of Listed: Dispatches from America’s Endangered Species Act, winner of a 2012 Rachel Carson Environment Book Award, and Whale. He also heads a public online forum, Eat the Invaders.
Bring a cushion or blanket for your seat, if you like. The Starksboro Village Meeting House, built in 1838-40 in the Gothic Revival style, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.