Maine’s lakes & streams are being invaded! Maine’s lakes, rivers and streams are increasingly threatened by non-native invasive plants and the early detection of these plants is critical.
The primary goal of the Invasive Plant Patrol 101 is to provide those who wish to join Maine’s “early detection” effort with information and guidance needed to get started.
The workshop is presented in four parts:
- Overview of invasive species issues in Maine and beyond
- Plant identification fundamentals
- Plant identification hands-on exercise with live plants
- Conducting a screening survey, tools and techniques
All workshop participants receive an “Invasive Plant Patroller’s Handbook,” and the Maine Field Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plants. This workshop meets the training requirement for IPP certification.
- Saturday, August 6th, from 08:30 to 2:30
- New Gloucester Congregational – Christian Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Rd, New Gloucester, Maine 04260
This workshop is hosted by Sabbathday Lake Association, Crystal Lake Association, Highland Lake Association, Little Sebago Lake Association and Thompson Lake Environmental Association.
The workshop is free. All are welcome to attend!
IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is required for this workshops. Please contact the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 783-7733 to register, or for more information.