Invasive Forest Pest Workshops

February 12, 2016
Workshops will be posted on the MACD website as they are scheduled: maineconservationdistricts.com/forest-pest-outreach.

These workshops will help landowners and users, landscape and forest professionals, and all residents of the state to identify current and potential invasive forest pests and their host species, to understand the threats to our forests and woodlands posed by these pests, and learn how to report suspected pest sightings or damage to trees that may be a result of pest infestations.


All participants will receive an information packet with fact sheets about the major pest species, a list of host trees that the species may be found on, and other relevant information. When possible, workshops will also include an optional outdoor visit to a site where invasive pests or host trees may be found.

All workshops are free (except those that may be part of a larger event that has an admission fee).

March 4, 2016 (Fri) from 1:30-3:30pm at Ellsworth City Hall, 1 City Hall Plaza.
Presenter: Mary Thompson, Knox-Lincoln SWCD
FMI and to register: Hancock SWCD, 667-8663 or hancockswcd@live.com

March 17, 2016 (Thu) at 7pm at Oxford Comprehensive School on Main St, South Paris.
Presenter: Jean Federico, Oxford SWCD
FMI and to register: Oxford SWCD, 743-5789 or oxfordcountyswcd@gmail.com


March 23, 2016 (Wed) from 9-11am at Wilton Town Office, 158 Weld Rd.
Presenter: Joe Dembeck, Somerset SWCD
FMI and to register: 772-4279 or rosetta.thompson@franklinswcd.org

April 2, 2016 (Sat) at Rural Living Day in Thorndike.
Presenter: Mary Thompson, Knox-Lincoln SWCD
FMI and to register: This workshop is part of Rural Living Day, a day-long event sponsored by Waldo County Extension. Ticket information and the schedule of events and programs will be posted at maineconservationdistricts.com/forest-pest-outreach/ as it is available. For general info about forest pest presentations in Waldo County: 338-1964 x4 or kym.sanderson@me.nacdnet.net.

April 6, 2016 (Wed) from 10am-noon at Midcoast Conservancy, 36 Water St, Wiscasset. Optional site visit to Cushman Mountain from 12:30-1:30pm.
Presenter: Mary Thompson, Knox-Lincoln SWCD
FMI and to register: Knox-Lincoln SWCD, 596-2040 or info@knox-lincoln.org.

April 19, 2016 (Tue) from 9-11am at Searsmont Town Office, 37 Main St. South
Presenter: Mary Thompson, Knox-Lincoln SWCD
FMI and to register: Waldo SWCD, 338-1964 x4 or kym.sanderson@me.nacdnet.net
Recertification Credits

These programs have been reviewed and are approved for the following recertification credits:

Credits Pending:

For more information, please contact:

Hildy Ellis
Maine Association of Conservation Districts Employees Committee Chair
c/o Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District
893 West St, #103
Rockport, ME 04856
Phone:  (207) 596-2040
Email:  hildy@knox-lincoln.org

Joanna Tarrazi, Executive Director
Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District
42 Engdahl Drive
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
Phone:  (207) 564-2321 ext. 3
Email:  joanna.tarrazi@piscataquisswcd.org