Track Down Invasive Plants With Bergen County Historical Society

Take a morning walk on Sunday (Feb. 4) and help identify and remove invasive species plants with the Bergen County Historical Society and Historic New Bridge Landing State Park Commission.

The Winter Invasive Species Plant Identification Walk and Removal is from 10 to 11 a.m. No registration is needed. Participants are meeting at 10 a.m. in front of the Von Steuben House for a welcome and brief introduction. Participants are asked to bring loppers and gloves, and to wear sturdy shoes.

“We will identify invasive vines located throughout the park and begin the process of removing the them,” HNBL Chairman James Smith said in a statement.

Invasive plants like Porcelain Berry or Mile a Minute Vine can outcompete native plants and their weight can actually pull down trees.

“By identifying and cutting vines in the winter, one can slow the spread of the invasive plants and continue to organically control their spread,” Smith added.

Historic New Bridge Landing and the Von Steuben House are located at 1201 Main Street, River Edge, New Jersey. No RSVP is needed; just show up.

Pictured is Brett Park from the Zabriskie Steuben House. Notice the invasive vines pulling down the trees.

Help get rid of those vines and other invasive species on Sunday, Feb. 4 from 10-11 a.m. at 1201 Main Street, River Edge, New Jersey

For more information, visit the Bergen County Historical Society website or email