Workshop set on invasive plants
SINNEMAHONING – The Sinnemahoning Invasive Plant Management Area and Sinnemahoning State Park will hold a free workshop about invasive weeds such as multiflora rose and mile-a-minute vine. It is set for 9-11 a.m. April 14 at the park’s new wildlife center.
Invasive weeds can clog properties, decrease the value of land and interfere with hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.
Attendees will learn how to identify the 10 worst invasive plants in northcentral Pennsylvania and discover how they are disrupting the native habitat. Learn biological, mechanical and chemical ways to control invasive vines and shrubs, with a special focus on mile-a-minute and multiflora rose.
The 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. See the PA Plants website at www.paplants.state.pa.us/PesticideApplicator/ MeetingSearch.aspx for credits offered.
For more information or to register, 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.
Additional details can be found at www.visitPAparks.com; click on “Events Calendar” on the left and Select Facility “Sinnemahoning State Park” or visit Sinnemahoning-State-Park on Facebook.