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Workshop on invasive aquatic plants in Maine’s lakes and streams

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Come and learn about the threat of invasive aquatic plants and the importance of early detection.

INVASIVE PLANT PATROL(IPP) PADDLE and Courtesy Boat Inspection(CBI) Workshop will take place August 3, 2017 on Lower Wilson Pond in Greenville.

Please join us for this fun, educational, rewarding, and FREE event on August 3, 2017 at 35 Johnson Road on Lower Wilson Pond in Greenville. The IPP Paddle is a 3-hour guided exploration which takes place on shore and on the water. You will learn how to use your new free Quick Key to spot suspected invaders and become familiar with some common native aquatic plants. The event will include optional Courtesy Boat Inspection training. The IPP Paddle is 9am-12pm and CBI workshop is 11am-1pm. You may participate in one or both portions of this two-part event.

What you will need to bring:
Personal Flotation Device (PFD) e.g. life jacket
Small, shallow-draft boat, e.g. canoe, kayak etc. (If you do not have a boat, please contact the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program: see below).

Paddlers of all ages are welcome!

The event is put on by Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program and hosted by Friends of Wilson Pond with support from the Piscataquis Soil and Water Conservation District.

Important: pre-registration is required for all workshops. Please contact the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program at vlmp@mainevlmp.org or 207-783-7738 to register or for more information.