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What's Invading Your Backyard? Invasive Plants & Pests

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What's Invading Your Backyard? Invasive Plants & Pests

Time: June 2, 2012 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Nescopeck State Park Environmental Center
Street: 1137 Honey Hole Road
City/Town: Drums, PA 18222
Website or Map: http://www.cvent.com/events/w…
Phone: 570-825-1701
Event Type: sustainable, landscapes, workshop
Organized By: Vincent Cotorone- PSU Extension
Latest Activity: May 10, 2012

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Drive down any road and you will probably find non-native plant species beginning to invade our forests, steam corridors, meadows, and yes, even the ornamental landscapes at your home. When was the last time you walked your property and wondered why there seems to be plants that are taking over? Your property may already have been invaded by an "exotic" plant or you might have even accidentally planted some in your landscape that will soon escape and invade a nearby forest or stream. As good stewards we need to become more aware of the impact these non-native, invasive species have on our local environment and learn to identify and properly control these species before they completely take over a natural area.

This workshop will help homeowners and forest landowners identify invasive plants and insects and develop strategies for controlling and removing them from their property. Participants will learn if mechanical removal will work or if herbicidal applications are required to control the invasives. A short field trip will illustrate how DCNR is working to control invasives at Nescopeck State Park.

This program was developed in cooperation with Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council.

 

Registration Cost: $15 per person (includes program materials & lunch)

Registration Deadlines: May 18, 2012

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