The Nantucket Biodiversity
Initiative (NBI) seeks to conserve the native biodiversity
of Nantucket through collaborative research, monitoring and
is a collaborative effort between many local, state and federal
conservation, science and research organizations.
Trying to get rid of invasive
plants on for your clients or on your own property? And want
to dispose of them properly?!
The Invasive Plant Species
Committee of NBI has worked with the Nantucket Environmental
Park and the Department of Public Works to figure out a safe
and easy way to get rid of these plants.
A special dumpster is now
at the Town Landfill specifically for invasive plant species
disposal. Look for the sign below or ask a Waste Options Employee!
Visit our Invasive Plant Species
Commitee page for more information!
you to everyone who participated in our Citizen Science Weekend.
want to learn more? Visit our Events Page
with Native Plants on Nantucket
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The NBI is pleased to release
a new brochure, Landscaping with Native Plants on Nantucket.
The brochure was designed by the Invasive Plant Species Committee,
a standing committee of the NBI, in order to provide the community
with a comprehensive list of native species that can be used
successfully in a landscaping or habitat restoration project.
Why choose natives? Selecting natives will save water, save
time, reduce pesticide and fertilizer use, enhance wildlife
habitat, and protect Nantucket's distinctive landscape and
Pick up your FREE copy today
at any of the organization offices or download
this online version.
The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative supports biodiversity
related research on Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget Islands
through and annual Small Grants program. This program awards
grants of $1,500 or less to researchers from all areas of
the sciences. Funding is available for the purchase of research
equipment, travel to the Islands for research, field supplies,
sample processing, etc necessary to complete a specific research
Thank you to all of our 2016 Grant
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