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Northeast Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change Management Symposium

January 20-21, 2021, virtual Save the date for the 4th Annual RISCC Management Symposium, to be held virtually via Zoom, on January 20 and 21, 2021, from 12:30-5pm ET.  Please join us for these two half days to share perspectives, learn from colleagues, and discuss climate change and invasive species management. The event is free […]

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Six Additional Maine Towns Found to Have Emerald Ash Borer

This fall, Emerald ash borer infestations were confirmed in the towns of Van Buren in Aroostook County, Gorham in Cumberland County, and Ogunquit, Parsonsfield, and Shapleigh in York County. Targeted surveys by MFS staff to locate potential future biological control release sites uncovered the first detected infestation in the York County town of Newfield.

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Invasive Range Expanders Listing Tool

Terrestrial invasive plants are expected to shift their ranges in response to changing climate. This tool provides lists of terrestrial invasive plants expected to expand their ranges into the chosen county or state with climate change by 2040-2060.

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Free Webinar on Invasive Jumping Worm Research

As part of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s fall agriculture in-service meeting, there is an earthworm research webinar that is open and free.   Note this is a research webinar, may not be geared toward homeowners/general public. Register at link below and see description pasted below from this website: https://aginservice.cce.cornell.edu/track/invasivespecies/ State of the Science:  Jumping Worm Research & […]

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Invasive Stiltgrass Found at a Nursery in York County

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry’s (DACF) Maine Natural Areas Program (MNAP) urges nursery professionals, landowners, and land managers to carefully search their properties for the invasive stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), also known as Japanese Stiltgrass. DACF staff recently confirmed the first known Maine location of this severely invasive plant at a nursery in […]

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Invasive Spotted Lanternfly Egg Masses Found in Maine

The Maine Department of Agricultural, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) announced finding egg masses of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) on trees in Maine communities and is urging residents to report any sign of the invasive pest. The egg masses were found on trees from Pennsylvania, where SLF is established, that were planted in Boothbay, Freeport, […]

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Invasive Milfoil Has Been Discovered in Washington County

In a very unfortunate development, invasive milfoil has been discovered in Washington County, in Princeton’s Big Lake. This is the first known infestation east of Augusta. https://www.machiasnews.com/princeton-state-combats-first-invasive-milfoil-infestation-east-augusta  

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Volunteer Invasives Removal Day at Camden Hills State Park

– September 5th half or full day, whatever you can contribute – Meet at Camden Hills State Park in the Overflow Parking lot south of the Welcome Booth at 8:15 AM – Please bring your own lunch and water, trimming tools like garden shears, loppers or even hand saws, and work gloves – Wear hiking […]

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