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First Detector Workshop, Invasive Species - Sweetwater Creek State Park

Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM (EDT)

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The First Detectors program offers two day advanced workshops to provide educational 
materials, tools and training for stakeholders including: Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, Citizen Scientists, Professionals, and other volunteers to help identify, report and manage invasive species.   

Day One: Presentations and Demonstrations, 9 am – 4 pm

9:00   Sign in
9:15   Forest Health Team, Georgia Forestry Commission:  
         Common Invasive Species in Georgia: Present and Forthcoming 
10:00 Karan Rawlins, Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia:  
         Reporting invasive species with EDDMapS and Smartphone Apps
10:45 Break
11:00 David Moorhead, Center for Invasive Species & Ecosystem Health, University of Georgia:
         Management and Treatment of Invasive Species
11:45 Lunch
1:00  Divide into groups and rotate through the learning stations

Day Two: Data Collecting and Using the Data, 9 am – 4 pm

9:00   Instructor led collecting data: In the field collecting data on invasive species
12:00 Lunch
1:00  Using the data: how to create maps and management plans with the data 
3:00  Q & A Session and Evaluations, CEUs, Master Gardener Certification 

Have questions about First Detector Workshop, Invasive Species - Sweetwater Creek State Park? Contact Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

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Sweetwater Creek State Park
1750 Mount Vernon Road
Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM (EDT)


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Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council

The purpose of the Georgia EPPC is to focus attention on:

» the adverse effects exotic pest plants have on the diversity of Georgia's native plants and animals;
» the use of exotic pest plant management to prevent habitat loss;
» the socioeconomic impacts of these plants;
» changes in the seriousness of the different exotic pest plants over time
» the need to exchange information which helps land owners and managers set priorities for exotic pest plant management.

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First Detector Workshop, Invasive Species - Sweetwater Creek State Park
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