INVASIVE PLANT PATROL WORKSHOP
Maine waters are being invaded! As with a serious illness, early detection is key; the earlier the introduced invader–such as Eurasian water-milfoil or zebra mussels–is detected, the greater the chances for finding an effective treatment and reducing the risk of spread. With over 6000 lakes and ponds, and thousands of miles of suitable stream habitat to be monitored for the presence of aquatic invaders on an ongoing basis, the challenge here in Maine is enormous. MAINE NEEDS YOUR HELP! Free training, coming soon to Knox and Waldo Counties, will provide you with everything you need to get started.
This summer, two workshops are being offered in our region, by the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program.
• Introductory Invasive Plant Patrol Workshop, Tue. July 14, 3PM to 9PM – Knox County, Bishopswood Camp in Hope. This workshop is hosted by the Megunticook Watershed Association.
• Invasive Plant Patrol Field Methods Workshop, Fri. July 17, 9:30AM to 2PM – Knox County, Hobbs Pond in Hope. This workshop is hosted by Hobbs and Fish Pond Association.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Please contact the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program at email@example.com or (207) 783-7733 to register. For on-line registration and workshop schedule updates please visit http://www.mainevlmp.org/workshops-events/