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Thu, Nov 03

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Virtual Symposium

Strategies for Managing Invasive Plants: Assess, Remove, Replace & Restore

The Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group's 2022 symposium takes the form of a full-day webcast, open to all. Sessions include a variety of techniques for management of terrestrial and aquatic invasives, as well as restoration with native alternatives. Approved for 5.5 PDH/HSW by LA CES.

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Strategies for Managing Invasive Plants: Assess, Remove, Replace & Restore
Strategies for Managing Invasive Plants: Assess, Remove, Replace & Restore

Time & Location

Nov 03, 2022, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EDT

Virtual Symposium

About the Event

Join us for an all-day webinar hosted by the Connecticut Invasive Plants Working Group. The CIPWG 2022 symposium will offer a variety of sessions directed to all attendees and other sessions in concurrent breakouts with recordings of all sessions available to registered attendees post-symposium. This year's theme is Strategies for Managing Invasive Plants: Assess, Remove, Replace & Restore.

Date: November 3, 2022 | 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Venue: Webcast on your computer

Tickets: Registration $50 on or before October 7; $65 after October 7; $25 Students

Registration: uconnuecs.cventevents.com

Additional Information: cipwg.uconn.edu

Highlights include:

· The morning session will include a keynote presentation from Bernd Blossey, Cornell University: “Invasive Plant Management: What We Know, What We Do Not Know, and What We Must Know,” as well as presentations by Bryan Connolly, ECSU: “Online Tools and Apps for Identifying and Reporting Invasive Plants” and Diane Jorsey, CT DEEP: “Requirements for Pesticide Applications on Conservation Lands.”

· The first series of breakout sessions includes "Assessing the Land: Case Studies on What Works" featuring Stefan Martin of CT Audubon Society, David Beers of CT DEEP, and Jessica Toro and Sari Hoy of Native Habitat Restoration & "Managing in your Backyard: Failures and Successes" featuring Kathleen Nelson of Mad Gardeners, landscape designer Kathleen Connolly, and Zachary Donais of CT DEEP.

· The second series of breakout sessions includes "What's Working Around the State" featuring Peter Picone of CT DEEP, Charles Stebbins of CT Audubon Society, and Joshua Tracy of Regional Water Authority & "Limitations: Legal and Practical" featuring Rob Topliff of Manchester Parks and Recreation, Courtney Lindberg of Manchester Public Works, and Darcy Winther and Harry Yamalis of CT DEEP.

· The final series of breakout sessions includes "Control Strategies for Mile-a-Minute, Water Chestnut, and Hydrilla" featuring Carole Cheah and Greg Bugbee of CT Agricultural Experiment Station and Aliki Fornier of CT River Conservancy & "Replacement and Restoration: Design; Propagating and Sourcing Native Seed" featuring Jim Sirch of Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Anne Rowlands of CT Gardener Magazine, and Lisa Turoczi of Earth Tones Native Plant Nursery.

CEU's for organizations and Pesticide Recertification Credits are available.

Approved for 5.5 PDH/HSW by LA CES for landscape architects.

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