Description: Invasive weeds and pests are a major threat to our natural and cultivated landscapes, spreading quickly and displacing or killing native plants. Invasive species (plants, insects, and animals) are costing the United States more than $138 billion each year, due to their economic impact on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, waterways, wildlife, and ornamental landscapes. Ecologists now rank invasion by exotic plants, animals and pathogens second only to habitat loss as a major threat to local biodiversity.
This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control. A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and a calibration demonstration.
Audience: This course was designed specifically for municipal public works and parks employees, planners, tree commissioners and arborists who work within their communities.
Approved for PDA Pesticide Applicators Update Credits (as of May 2, 2018)
Cat 00 – 4 credits, Cat PC – 6 credits, Cat 05 – 6 credits, Cat 06 – 6 credits, Cat 10 – 6 credits, Cat 18 – 6 credits, Cat 23 – 6 credits
Cost: $70 fee for attending the workshop includes a continental breakfast, breaks, and lunch.
Registration: Directly with the vendor (see below). Deadline to register is July 12, 2018.
How to Claim a Delaware Valley Trust Property & Liability Trust Scholarship:
1) Property & Liability Trust members should first contact the Trust to confirm availability and reserve your scholarship by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (267) 803-5720.
2) Next, register directly with the Penn State Extension at https://extension.psu.edu/managing-invasive-plants or call (877) 345-0691.
3) After completing the course, forward proof of completion and payment to email@example.com or fax (267) 803-5770.
4) Upon approval, the Property & Liability Trust will issue a reimbursement check for the value of the scholarship (up to $120.00 course and study guide/limit two scholarships per member entity).
DVPLT scholarship questions? Please call email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (267) 803-5720.
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