Informative, almost scary, subject at G I Rotary meeting last evening, April 27 with John White, Mayor of Tonawanda, an expert on invasive plant species. Instead of a pleasant talk about ‘pretty’ but worrisome purple loosestrife, John concentrated on toxic Giant Hogweed that has reached Western NY. Its sap causes painful, long lasting burns, which worse yet, leaves skin sensitive to UV light and strong sunlight. Wear protection, clean thoroughly any tools you use to cut or dig it out with, bag the remains, don’t let its seeds spread. Strong, but important words. On a lighter note, we were joined by several members of the UB Rotaract Club describibg their fun loving activities, after they had helped GI Rotary in our ‘Shore Line Trail’ cleanup along the Beaver Island parkway approach last week.