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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MARCH 21, 2020 –  Team members at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site invite the public to join them for an invasive species workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 2 focusing on identifying and effectively battling common invasive species around Lexington.

The workshop will begin in the visitor center and then later move outside to allow practice identifying invasive species and distinguishing them from beneficial native plants. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, bring water and wear sturdy shoes and insect repellent.

If you want to continue the battle against invasive species, consider joining team members for their annual Park Day at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 9 at the visitor center. Park Day is sponsored each year by the National Battlefield Trust, a nationwide organization that connects volunteers in a work day to help preserve their local battlefields. This year, efforts will be focused on battling the invasive species that threaten the site. 

The public is strongly encouraged to follow social-distancing guidelines and be proactive in protecting themselves and others.

Battle of Lexington State Historic Site is located at 1101 Delaware St., Lexington. For more information about these events, call the site at 660-259-4654.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. 

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