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Scout for New Forest Pests - Citizen-Science Training

  • Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019, 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, May 24, 2019, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Learn how to help survey the Hudson Valley Region for potential new forest pests.

Reports of invasive pests newly detected in New York are causing great concern, especially the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), Reporting their presence and stopping their spread are urgent needs. You can help. 

Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive planthopper that can feed on a wide variety of plants including grapevines, hops, maples and fruit trees. It is established in neighboring states and may be moving into our region. 

This workshop will prepare interested individuals such as gardeners, hikers, landscapers and forest managers to scout for and identify SLF. Trainees will be asked to be “boots on the ground” to assist in the detection of the pest, to report it to NYS DEC and to help prevent its spread in our area. 

CCE offices in the region will host the trainings in May. Click here  for more information. 

CCE Dutchess County      Saturday, May 11, 9:30 - Noon      Click to Register

CCE Orange County        Thursday, May 23, 12:30 - 3:00      Click to Register

CCE Ulster County               Friday, May 24, 9:30 - Noon       Click to Register

CCE Rockland County     Thursday, May 30, 1:00 - 3:30        Click to Register   

Fee

free