Invasive Forest Pest Outreach Workshop,
Friday, April 14th, 2017, 9:00am-3:30pm
Skaneateles Library, 49 East Genesee Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Goal: Raise awareness and knowledge of forest pests and their impact on our forest and urban forests. Tap into the peer-to-peer multiplying effect of our volunteers who work in their communities. Offer identification, support and next steps for possible pest sightings.
Provide resources (regionally) to volunteers so that they can then go on to educate the public peer-to-peer. Join us for this Train-the-Trainer event!
Background: Ag and Markets Forest pest efforts, DEC forest pest efforts
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome, registration, review the displays and brochures
9:30-10:00 Kristina Ferrare (CCE Onondaga) – Why we are here, goals for the day, value of peer-to-peer volunteers: how to work with your local CCE or PRISM to do a peer-to-peer training, three pests/pathogens of focus: EAB, HWA, Oak Wilt, Goals for each focus pest: signs, symptoms, identification/look-alike, next steps: to whom do you report it? Who do you want to tell the public to report it to? How do you teach it?
Betsy Lamb (Cornell IPM)- 5 other pests in 5 minutes or less – Asian longhorned bee tle, spotted lantern fly, sudden oak death, winter moth, thousand cankers disease
10:00-10:45 Mark Whitmore (Cornell) – Emerald Ash Borer
11:00-11:45 Jennifer Kotary (DEC Forest Health) – Oak Wilt
11:45-12:30 Mark Whitmore (Cornell) – Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
12:30—1:30 Leave library and drive to Skaneateles Conservation Area, box lunch provided
1:30 – 3:30 Break into groups – tour field areas Skaneateles Conservation Area, scout for HWA, discuss HWA and the impact to the Skaneateles Lake Watershed
3:30 Wrap up and dismissal from the field
Registration is required: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/IFPCNY0414_231
This program is open to the FIRST 35 confirmed participants, so register today!
Questions? Contact Kristina Ferrare: firstname.lastname@example.org