Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program Invasive Plant Patrol Workshop in Dover-Foxcroft

Posted July 01, 2013, at 4:26 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Foxcroft Academy, 975 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

For more information: Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program; 2077837733; mainevolunteerlakemonitors.org/workshops.

Maine waters are being invaded! As with a serious illness, early detection is key; the earlier the introduced invader–such as Eurasian water-milfoil or zebra mussels–is detected, the greater the chances for finding an effective treatment and reducing the risk of spread. With over 6000 lakes and ponds, and thousands of miles of suitable stream habitat to be monitored for the presence of aquatic invaders on an ongoing basis, the challenge here in Maine is enormous. MAINE NEEDS YOUR HELP! A Free Training, coming soon to Dover-Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, will provide you with everything you need to get started.

What: Introductory Invasive Plant Patrol Workshop

Where: Foxcroft Academy, 975 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426

When: Friday, July 19, 2013 – 11:00-AM until 5:00-PM

The workshop is hosted by the Sebec Lake Association, and co-hosted by the Friends of Wilson Ponds Association, the Dexter Lakes Association, the Sebasticook Lake Association and the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program at vlmp@mainevlmp.org or (207) 783-7733 to register. For on-line registration and workshop schedule updates please visit www.mainevolunteerlakemonitors.org/workshops.