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swallow-wort – first release of a biological agent

Sep. 27, 2013 — University of Rhode Island entomologists reached a milestone in their efforts to control the invasive weed swallow-wort this month with the first release of a biological agent to fight the pest.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130927182942.htm

Free webinar on the New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/178847775
The New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team is a statewide non-profit with a mission “to prevent the spread of emerging invasive species across the state of New Jersey”.  Started in 2008 as the Central Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team, the project expanded statewide in 2011 and consists of over 100 public and private partners.  Our goals are to serve as the data clearinghouse for all emerging invasive species in NJ, educate citizens to encourage voluntary restrictions on the purchase of invasive plants, and assist land managers in using “Early Detection & Rapid Response” to combat invasive species before they can cause significant ecological damage.  Our speaker will be Melissa Almendinger.  Melissa is the Education Director for the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team.  She is also an original co-chair and the founding Executive Director (2010-2013).  Melissa holds a B.S. in Natural Resource Management from Rutgers University and is a New Jersey Certified K-12 science teacher.  She also serves on the board of the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council.  Previous to the Strike Team, she worked for the Upper Raritan Watershed Association for over 6 years as both a Stewardship Director and Education/Outreach Director.

 

Title: Cooperative Invasive Species Management in NJ
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

 

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