Invasive species workshop March 6

February 19, 2013

chinesetallowLearn identification, control and safety

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location: Live at Santa Rosa Extension office, Milton. Video remote at Walton Extension office, DeFuniak Springs

Locally, invasive exotic plants and animals form expanding populations on our landscape and in our waters causing many challenges for natural resource managers of timber, wildlife, and recreational uses.  These invasive species can displace native plants and associated wildlife, and can affect fire, water flow, and biodiversity.  Our private and public lands are in need of frequent treatment to eradicate these invasive species. This workshop will focus on some of the more common and troublesome invasive exotic species in Northwest Florida uplands, wetlands, and marine areas.  Current methods for safety and control of these species will be highlighted along with field demos. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST at the following locations:

Host Live Site: Santa Rosa Extension Office, $20: 6263 Dogwood Dr. Milton, Call 850-689-5850 to register

Video Conference Sites: Walton Extension Office, $20: 732 N. 9th St. DeFuniak Springs, Call 850-892-8172 to register

Pesticide Applicator Continuing Education Units and SAF CFEs have been applied for and are pending. The registration cost will cover the cost of lunch and materials. Please pre-register by Friday, March 9th. For more information, please contact Brooke Saari, Okaloosa/Walton County Extension or Jennifer Bearden, Okaloosa County Extension, call 689-5850 or email bsaari@ufl.edu.