Invasive Forest Insect Outreach Volunteer Training

Bureau / Program: Animal and Plant Health

Date: February 11, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Greenville Town Office, 7 Minden St., Greenville, ME
Event Type: Workshop/Training

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

This is a training for people interested in learning about invasive forest pests that pose serious threats to the trees and forests of Maine: emerald ash borer (EAB), Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), brown spruce longhorned beetle (BSLB), hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA), and others. Participants will learn how to recognize the insects, the host trees, signs of infestation, and how to survey and report suspicious areas. Participants will also learn how to effectively disseminate information to the public to help spread awareness. Participants who attend the training will become volunteers of the Forest Pest Outreach and Survey Project (FPOSP), and help with outreach and survey.

Pesticides and forestry credits available.

Contact Email: lorraine.taft@gmail.com
Cost: Free, but you must pre-register: lorraine.taft@gmail.com
Co-Sponsor: Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District
Trainer: Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry staff

Related Document: Training Announcement