Marin Master Gardeners
University of California
Marin Master Gardeners

Invasives: More than Just Bugs and Blooms

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact: Julie Witz,

Sponsor: Marin Master Gardeners

Location: Point Reyes Station Library

Event Details

The Program: Invasive plants brought in from other parts of the world represent a
significant challenge to the natural environment of our country and our Marin home
landscapes. When a gardener thinks of an “exotic invasive,” it is usually an insect or a plant. These are indeed awful threats, but there are also exotic invasive diseases, aquatics, and mammals that also pose important threats to our native species and environments. Based on research done by the UC Cooperative Extension staff, Marin Master Gardener Bob Mauceli will discuss some examples of these alien threats, and what California is doing to deal with them.

The Speaker: Bob Mauceli has been a Marin Master Gardener since 2014. He lives on a
Novato hillside with 21 Tuscan olive trees, and a landscape of native trees, shrubs,
ground covers and perennials. His study of California’s native environment led him to
study threats from invasive organisms of all kinds. Bob is also a member of the California Native Plant Society, and is a birder. He has built natural habitats in all the places he and his family have lived.

Cost: None

Contact: Julie Witz at or 415-473-4202

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