The Town of Lyme’s Open Space Coordinator, Friends of Whalebone Cove, the Lyme Pollinator Pathway and the Lyme Land Trust will be holding a “Nix the Knotweed” event to remove the invasive plant from Whalebone Cove on Friday, Jul. 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; and will be tending the native-plant rain garden at Reed Landing on Saturday, Jul. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The rain garden is made possible with a grant from the Eightmile River Wild & Scenic Coordinating Committee.

To register and for more information on the Jul. 8 Whalebone Cove activity, send an email to  To register and for more information on the Jul. 9 Reed Landing activity, send an email to

Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, clippers, cutters or loppers, and bottled water.  The plan is to cut the knotweed down to the ground and bag the plant material using the “method of 3s,” which involves undertaking three chops a year, then repeating the process for three years to eliminate the knotweed for good without herbicide.  A brochure explaining how to eliminate knotweed at home can be found by clicking here.