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Invasive Forest Pest Workshop (for PRISM partners and Teatown volunteers)
April 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Do you want to learn how to identify new forest pests invading our region? Do you want to learn long-term mitigation and management strategies for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid or Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)? Do you want to become involved in efforts to monitor pests, block pathways of introduction or locate EAB-resistant ash? If your answer to any of these questions is “yes”, you should come to the Invasive Forest Pest Workshop at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining.
Each day of the workshop features different presentations aimed at different audiences. Day 1 (Apr. 3) consists of train-the-trainer workshops aimed at providing volunteers with the knowledge needed to teach others how to identify important pests new to our area. Day 2 (Apr. 4) will include presentations on emerald ash borer (EAB), management, an opportunity to get involved in a citizen-science project to identify EAB-resistant ash, a talk on management issues of hemlock woolly adelgid and elongate hemlock scale, and an introduction to the Tree-SMART Trade approach to preventing future forest pest invasions.
Please note that this program is for PRISM partners and Teatown Volunteers only. However, any member of the public is invited to attend the Forest Pest Workshop held the following day, April 4.
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Online registration available until noon the day before the event. If online registration is not available, call (914) 762-2912 x110 to register.