South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council

South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council

The mission of the South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council is to support the management of invasive exotic plants in South Carolina's natural areas by providing a forum for the exchange of scientific, educational and technical information. The South Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council is a non-profit organization and is not a regulatory agency.

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Upcoming Meetings

Congaree National Park will be hosting a Weed Wrangle South Carolina event on Thursday September 26th. Joined by the Palmetto Garden Club, we will be hand-pulling beefsteak (Perilla frutescens) along a section of the park's West Boundary Road. The group will meet at the Visitor Center at 8:00 am for volunteer registration and orientation, shuttle to the work site, complete the beefsteak project, and shuttle back for lunch at the Visitor Center picnic shelter. If interested, RSVP to by September 20 and more details will be provided. Please plan for a remote morning of field work, a couple miles of walking, and potentially warm and buggy conditions in a beautiful floodplain forest.