Invasive plant workshop set at state park

Sinnemahoning – Are invasive weeds such as multiflora rose and mile-a-minute vine invading your property?

Learn how to protect your property during an invasive plant management workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday in the new Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park.

The workshop will help attendees 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 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, park environmental education specialist, at 814-647-8401.