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Invasive Forest Pest Outreach Workshop

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

Workshop Agenda

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

10:45-11:00 Break

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: kaf226@cornell.edu




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