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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Invasive Plant Workshop at Sinnemahoning State Park

Sinnemahoning - Landowners, are invasive weeds such as multi-flora rose and mile-a-minute vine invading your property? Don’t let unwanted plants decreasing the value of your land and interfering with hunting, fishing, or other outdoor activities. Arm yourself with the knowledge you need to protect your property from these invaders!

Sinnemahoning Invasive Plant Management Area (SIPMA) and Sinnemahoning State Park invite you to attend the Invasive Plant Management Workshop at Sinnemahoning State Park, Friday, March 27, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

This workshop will help you to identify the ten worst invasive plants in north-central Pennsylvania and discover how these invaders are disrupting the native habitat. Learn biological, mechanical and chemical ways to control these invasive vines and shrubs, with a special focus on mile-a-minute and multi-flora rose.

The program will take place in the classroom of the new Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park. Workshop will include field identification and hands-on practice with application equipment. Participants should be prepared for both indoor and outdoor activities.

Pesticide applicator recertification credits are available. Please see the PA Plants website https://www.paplants.state.pa.us/PesticideApplicator/MeetingSearch.aspx for credits offered.

For more information or to register for this free workshop, please contact Tanya Meyer, Invasive Plant Projects Coordinator, Sinnemahoning Invasive Plant Management Area, 814.486.1740 or Kimberly Lott, Environmental Education Specialist, Sinnemahoning State Park, 814.647-8401.

If you need an accommodation to participate in PA State Park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit. With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.

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