Invasive plant species workshop to be held on Sept. 8

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The Maine Forest Service in cooperation with the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding an invasive plant identification and control workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 1-5 at the Downstairs Conference Room of the Farmington Municipal Building.

This training will help participants identify common upland invasive plants common to Maine’s forests and develop mechanical and chemical control strategies for invasive plants. Anyone with an interest in invasive plants is encouraged to attend.

Tom Rawinski, Botanist for the USFS out of Durham ,NH., will be speaking on invasive plant identification issues, and Ron Lemin of CPS Timberland, Vegetation Management Solutions, Bangor, will be speaking on the control of invasive plants. Patty Cormier, of the Maine Forest Service, will be the facilitator.

The inside session will be followed by a field component in Flint Wood Park, so bring appropriate field gear for forecasted weather conditions.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required for the workshop. Fee for the workshop is $12.00 per person. To reserve your space, send checks to: Franklin County SWCD – 107 Park St – Farmington Maine 04938.

Continuing education credits are available: Maine Pesticide Applicator – 3 hours; and Maine Licensed Forester (SAF) – 2.5 Category 1 SFE’s.

Discounts available. We are offering a $2 per person discount for groups of 5 or more


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