Friday, November 17, 2017

Innovations in Invasive Species Management Workshop

 We hope you can join us for the Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop to be held in Nashville, TN December 13th-15th, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.  With about four weeks to go there are only about 20 spaces left so register today.   

Come see more than 50 speakers discuss topics ranging from “Aerial Application as an Initial Strike for Heavy Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) Infestations in Illinois” to invasive animals of Florida.  The complete agenda can be found at the conference website http://www.invasiveplantcontrol.com/conference17/
It’s a great time of year to visit Nashville and the resort will be celebrating its Country Christmas with more than 3 million lights that are a part of the holiday decorations and many other activities.  The resort hosts more than 15 restaurants and offers a shuttle to popular downtown Nashville for those wishing to visit the busy downtown scene in the evenings. 

Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop
December 13-15th, 2017
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Nashville, TN


Registration

Who Should Attend?
  • Department of Defense Land Managers
  • Department of Transportation
  • Public and private land managers
  • Not for profit land managers
  • Municipal staff (parks and recreation, public works, inland wetlands/conservation commissions)
  • Nursery, tree and landscape professionals
  • Landscape architects and designers
  • State and federal employees
  • Members of conservation organizations
  • Educators, students
  • Gardening enthusiasts
  • Private landowners
  • Concerned citizens

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS Pesticide Recertification Credits and other Continuing Education Credits will be offered for Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Florida, Oregon, Oklahoma and Washington.  If you plan to attend and don’t see your state on the list, let us know and we will get it set up for you.

Hotel and Conference Location
Gaylord Opryland Hotel Experience the finest in Southern hospitality at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Our premier Opryland hotel offers guests an unforgettable getaway with all the excitement and energy of Music City under one spectacular roof. Located only 10 minutes from the airport and featuring an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping, recreational activities and entertainment, there’s never a shortage of things to do at our resort. After unwinding at Relâche Spa & Salon, practice your swing at Gaylord Springs Golf Links, make a splash at our indoor or outdoor pool, hit the gym at our state-of-the-art fitness center, or explore our nine acres of lush, indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls.


President
Invasive Plant Control, Inc.

cell:  615-969-1309
office:  615-385-4319


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop

Come see more than 50 speakers discuss topics ranging from “Aerial Application as an Initial Strike for Heavy Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) Infestations in Illinois” to invasive animals of Florida.  The complete agenda can be found at the conference website http://www.invasiveplantcontrol.com/conference17/

It’s a great time of year to visit Nashville and the resort will be celebrating its Country Christmas with more than 3 million lights that are a part of the holiday decorations and many other activities.  The resort hosts more than 15 restaurants and offers a shuttle to popular downtown Nashville for those wishing to visit the busy downtown scene in the evenings. 

I know that many of you are awaiting approval before purchasing tickets and booking your room.  If you are approved to attend and find that rooms are no longer available when you go to make your reservation, please let me know.  I am holding back a few more rooms for the NMFWA group. 

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Nashville. 


December 13-15th, 2017
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN

We invite you to join us for the first Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop to be held in Nashville, TN December 13-15th, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  This year’s meeting will be co-hosted by the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s Invasive Species Working Group the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council the Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council the National Association of Invasive Plant Councils and Invasive Plant Control, Inc. .  

Registration
Who Should Attend?
  • Department of Defense Land Managers
  • Department of Transportation
  • Public and private land managers
  • Not for profit land managers
  • Municipal staff (parks and recreation, public works, inland wetlands/conservation commissions)
  • Nursery, tree and landscape professionals
  • Landscape architects and designers
  • State and federal employees
  • Members of conservation organizations
  • Educators, students
  • Gardening enthusiasts
  • Private landowners
  • Concerned citizens

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS Pesticide Recertification Credits and other Continuing Education Credits will be offered for Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Florida, Oregon and Washington.  If you plan to attend and don’t see your state on the list, let us know and we will get it set up for you.




Monday, November 6, 2017

Agrilus smaragdifrons

Hi! please visit my new blog about  Agrilus smaragdifrons - recently detected in the Mid-Atlantic states.  It feeds on Ailanthus trees.

The blog can be read at www.cisp.us or www.nivemnic.us


Faith

Friday, November 3, 2017

Marine Debris Updates

From: Peter Murphy - NOAA Affiliate [mailto:peter.murphy@noaa.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:26 AM
Subject: Marine Debris Updates - Calendar Contest + AFE Input Opportunity

Greetings All,

Hope this message finds you well.  I wanted to send a few quick updates on marine debris-relevant events and opportunities:

1) Alaska Forum on the Environment - Call for Presentations through November 22, 2017 We're continuing to work on planning the marine debris sessions at the next Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE), which runs February 12-16, 2018.

The call for presentation ideas through the AFE website is open through November 22, 2017.

Additionally, if you have any ideas on topics, speakers, or themes you'd like to see included in the marine debris sessions, or have ideas on a talk you'd like to present yourself, please send a note to Peter Murphy - peter.murphy@noaa.gov<mailto:peter.murphy@noaa.gov> and Erika Ammann - erika.ammann@noaa.gov<mailto:erika.ammann@noaa.gov>.

2) Marine Debris Art Contest - Open Through November 30, 2017 This year’s NOAA Marine Debris Program Art Contest is now officially open for grades K-8!  Through this contest, students can submit their original art works and have the chance to be published in the 2019 edition of the annual marine debris calendar.  Students can submit their artwork through November 30th, and more information on the contest and rules can be found on our website<https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/>. There you can also find other educational materials on marine debris, including some great videos!

This year's competition focuses on entries that answer one of two questions:
- How does marine debris impact the oceans and Great Lakes?
- What are you doing to help prevent marine debris?


Best regards, and thanks for your continued interest and engagement in the issue of marine debris!

-Peter

NOTE - You are receiving this email based on sign-ups at a previous marine debris workshop or event, or request by email.  If you would like to be removed from this distribution list, just reply to this email and let us know.

--
Peter Murphy
Regional Coordinator - Alaska
NOAA Marine Debris Program / Genwest
Office of Response and Restoration
tel.206.526.4661

New from Cal-IPC...

Announced at the Symposium: 
Glyphosate policy - Cal-IPC released a policy supporting the use of glyphosate-based herbicides for invasive plant management, developed by our Policy Task Force and Science Advisory Committee.
New website - Cal-IPC "soft" launched a new website. We will continue to add and organize resources over the winter months. The back-end database will help users better access resources from 25 years of Symposia and newsletters. 

"Watch" plants - Cal-IPC added 80+ plants to the Inventory under a new "Watch" category. These species are found in California natural areas (with a few exceptions) and have been assessed as high-risk for future invasiveness. Land managers should keep an eye out for signs of spread or impacts.  
California Invasive Plant Council, 1442-A Walnut St. #462, Berkeley, CA 94709




Sent by info@cal-ipc.org in collaboration with

Webinar Next Week - Invasive Species and Climate Change

From: On Behalf Of Morelli, Toni
Sent: Friday, November 03, 2017 3:30 PM
Subject: Webinar Next Week - Invasive Species and Climate Change



***NEXT WEEK***  NE CSC Webinar on Wednesday, November 8, 3:30pm ET     Bethany Bradley, Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Conservation, UMass, will present “Implications of climate change for invasive species.” 
The presentation will summarize the ways climate change is influencing the spread and establishment of invasive species.  Dr. Bradley will outline mechanisms of invasion, how invasion risk is increasing, and demonstrate how resource managers address these changes. 
The seminar will be presented in room 134, Morrill Science Center on the UMass Amherst campus, with a remote connection available for viewers off campus.  To join, visit:  https://necsc.umass.edu/webinars/implications-climate-change-invasive-species
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Northeast Climate Science Center
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
College of Menominee Nation
Columbia University
Marine Biological Laboratory
University of Missouri - Columbia
University of Minnesota
University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop

Good afternoon, we hope you can join us for the 1st Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop to be held in Nashville, TN December 13th-15th, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. 

Come see more than 50 speakers discuss topics ranging from “Aerial Application as an Initial Strike for Heavy Bush Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) Infestations in Illinois” to invasive animals of Florida.  The complete agenda can be found at the conference website http://www.invasiveplantcontrol.com/conference17/

It’s a great time of year to visit Nashville and the resort will be celebrating its Country Christmas with more than 3 million lights that are a part of the holiday decorations and many other activities.  The resort hosts more than 15 restaurants and offers a shuttle to popular downtown Nashville for those wishing to visit the busy downtown scene in the evenings. 
Our room block is almost filled so we are encouraging people to register and reserve a room while they are still available.  More conference information and opportunities can be found below.  Please pass this along to anyone or list you may think would be interested. 

December 13-15th, 2017
Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Nashville, TN
We invite you to join us for the first Innovations in Invasive Species Management Conference and Workshop to be held in Nashville, TN December 13-15th, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel.  This year’s meeting will be co-hosted by the National Military Fish and Wildlife Association’s Invasive Species Working Group the Tennessee Invasive Plant Council the Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council the National Association of Invasive Plant Councils and Invasive Plant Control, Inc. .  
Registration
Who Should Attend?
  • Department of Defense Land Managers
  • Department of Transportation
  • Public and private land managers
  • Not for profit land managers
  • Municipal staff (parks and recreation, public works, inland wetlands/conservation commissions)
  • Nursery, tree and landscape professionals
  • Landscape architects and designers
  • State and federal employees
  • Members of conservation organizations
  • Educators, students
  • Gardening enthusiasts
  • Private landowners
  • Concerned citizens

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS Pesticide Recertification Credits and other Continuing Education Credits will be offered for Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Florida, Oregon and Washington.  If you plan to attend and don’t see your state on the list, let us know and we will get it set up for you.

Hotel and Conference Location
Gaylord Opryland Hotel Experience the finest in Southern hospitality at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Our premier Opryland hotel offers guests an unforgettable getaway with all the excitement and energy of Music City under one spectacular roof. Located only 10 minutes from the airport and featuring an extraordinary selection of dining, shopping, recreational activities and entertainment, there’s never a shortage of things to do at our resort. After unwinding at Relâche Spa & Salon, practice your swing at Gaylord Springs Golf Links, make a splash at our indoor or outdoor pool, hit the gym at our state-of-the-art fitness center, or explore our nine acres of lush, indoor gardens and cascading waterfalls.
Reservations for the Opryland Hotel at the Conference Per Diem Rate can be made by clicking here