Research has shown that the best strategy to deal with invasive species is to identify and eradicate them before they become established.
An Invasive Species Identification Training will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
This Catskill Regional Invasive Species Program (CRISP) course will be held at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty.
This training is designed for people who are interested in participating in an early detection and reporting process of invasive species that will help officials target eradication and control efforts throughout the region.
The public in our region is encouraged to join in this important undertaking; the more eyes looking for these invaders, the more quickly and effectively they can be dealt with.
There will be a short update about Emerald Ash Borer and Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, two invasive insect species which are already causing harm to New York forests including the Catskill Mountains.
Space is limited for this free program, so pre-registration is required by Monday, Oct. 7. Registration and more information can be obtained by calling the CCE office at (845) 292-6180 or emailing email@example.com.
This training is made possible through a partnership between CCE and CRISP.