Maine is being invaded! We need your help. Please join Maine's Invasive Plant Patrol today!
We welcome you to attend an important workshop that will provide you with everything you need to get started.
INVASIVE PLANT PATROL WORKSHOP
The workshop will provide . . .
* An overview and update of the invasive plant issue in Maine and beyondThe workshop is free! All are welcome to attend!
The workshop includes a half-hour meal break.
Bring your own bagged lunch. A soda vending machine and water fountain are on premises.
Maine's lakes, rivers and streams are increasingly threatened by non-native invasive plants. Once established in a lake, stream or pond, early detection of an invasive aquatic plant provides the best hope of eradicating the invader. Trained volunteers have an extremely important role to play in this effort. The work is interesting, rewarding and fun, and it will get you out on your favorite body of water, exploring areas that you may have never seen before. Your help is needed! Please attend this workshop . . . and bring a friend!
The Maine Center for Invasive Aquatic Plants has trained volunteers all over the State to be able to recognize the invasive plants on Maine's watch list, and to distinguish these invaders from their native Maine look alikes. Participants also learn how to conduct invasive plants screening surveys. The basic workshop has been updated to include important information concerning Maine's most notorious invader, hydrilla. Advanced training workshops are also available.
IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Please contact the VLMP at VLMP email@example.com or (207) 783-7733 to register or for more information. Or register with the Piscataquis County SWCD at 564-2321, ext. 3.
The Invasive Plant Patrol workshops are made possible with support from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection and by boater participation in the Maine Lake and River Protection Sticker program.
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