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Managing Invasive Plants in the Summer Season

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1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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Learn to identify and manage invasive species during the summer season. Samples will be on display, and you may bring securely bagged plants for identification. We will end with a walk including field identification and demonstration of techniques.

Program offered by Blue Ridge PRISM and Blandy staff.

 

Location:

Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620

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Women in the Wilds

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Friday, June 22, 2018Sunday, June 24, 2018

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A full weekend of outdoor recreation and environmental education activities for ladies only.

Begins Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:00 PM and runs until Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM.

Program fee of $100 includes choice of 8 different classes, program supplies, all meals, and an event t-shirt.

Registration opens Wednesday, April 18th at 8:00 AM and closes Friday, June 8th at 11:59 PM.

Location:

Sinnemahoning State Park
4843 Park Road
Austin, PA 16720

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Tree Tenders Training

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8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, June 22, 2018

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This training course was developed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in collaboration with Penn State Extension Urban Foresters in southeast Pennsylvania.

The course is designed for lay people and experts alike. Become one of the Tree Tenders restoring and tending your part of the forest.

Location:

Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center
1446 Auction Rd.
Manheim, PA 17545

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Tree TendersĀ® Training (Manheim)

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8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, June 22, 2018

Description:

A training program that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the tree canopy in their communities.

This training course was developed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in collaboration with Penn State Extension Urban Foresters in southeast Pennsylvania.

The course is designed for lay people and experts alike. Become one of the Tree Tenders restoring and tending your part of the forest.

Since 1993 PHS has trained over 3200 Tree Tenders in 250 PA neighborhoods. Since 2004, the program has been supported by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource's TreeVitalize initiative, and continues in support of the mission to increase Pennsylvania's tree canopy.

Location:

Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center
1446 Auction Rd.
Manheim, PA

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Stand Up for Trees

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10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018

Description:

Learn how you can protect D.C.’s trees at this fun, interactive workshop.

Stand Up for Trees will prepare you to navigate D.C.’s unique political geography to help increase tree canopy in your neighborhood and across the District. By the end of the class you will be on your way to reviewing development plans, writing persuasive public comments, and delivering testimony at important District hearings.

Program offered by Casey Trees.

Location:

Casey Trees
3030 12th Street Northeast
Washington, DC 20017

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What You Should Know about Chronic Wasting Disease

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7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Saturday, June 23, 2018

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hronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is one of the most significant diseases currently affecting PA’s deer populations. Come learn about this disease from Pennsylvania Game Commission Information and Education Supervisor, Robert Einodshofer. Find out about how deer contract CWD, how it affects them, and what you can do to help prevent its spread. This program will be held at the campground amphitheater.

Location:

Prince Gallitzin State Park
966 Marina Road
Patton, PA 16668

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Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber

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8:30 am on Monday, June 25, 20185:00 pm on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Description:

This is a basic course designed for kiln operator trainees, plant managers, and supervisors. No previous drying experience or training is necessary.

Instruction will include lectures and demonstrations. Wood moisture relations, kiln operation, lumber handling and storage, and drying schedule preparation will be emphasized as it relates to drying hardwood lumber.

Location:

Penn State Extension Forest County
668 Elm St.
Tionesta, PA 16353

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Tree Tenders Training

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8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, June 29, 2018

Description:

This training course was developed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) in collaboration with Penn State Extension Urban Foresters in southeast Pennsylvania.

The course is designed for lay people and experts alike. Become one of the Tree Tenders restoring and tending your part of the forest.

Location:

DCNR Bureau of Forestry District 8 Office
158 South Second Ave.
Clarion, PA 16214

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Emerald Ash Borer Workshop

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8:00 am to 2:30 pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Description:

An Integrated Approach to Managing the Invasive Emerald Ash Borer Using Biological Control and Systemic Insecticides to Protect North American Ash Resources.

Location:

U.S. National Arboretum
3501 New York Ave., NE
Washington, DC 20002

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Working Woods Walk

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2:00 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2018

Description:

Venture into the Montpelier Demonstration Forest on a two-hour hike with experts in forest conservation. Learn about conservation and cultivation strategies that generate mutual benefit to man and nature.

Location:

James Madison's Montpelier
11350 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, VA 22957

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Navigation Basics and Intro to Orienteering at Sweet Air

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6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Friday, July 20, 2018

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Learn how to use a compass and topographical map and take off on an adventure around the park! Originally a training exercise in land navigation for military officers, orienteering has become a globally popular sport. Naturalists will discuss the activity and then send participants on a ~2.5 mile course through the woods. Please bring water and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes.

Location:

Sweet Air Area
2840 Dalton Bevard Road
Baldwin, MD 21013

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Basic Botany For Gardeners and Naturalists

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3:00 pm to 4:30 pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Description:

Gardeners, naturalists, and others appreciate the beauty of plants, but how exactly do plants work? We’ll explore how plants obtain water and nutrients, make their own food, grow, and more.

Program offered by Steve Carroll, Blandy Experimental Farm

Location:

Blandy Experimental Farm
400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620

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Preparing for Generation NEXT Workshop

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Friday, July 27, 2018Saturday, July 28, 2018

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You value your forest and/or farmland for multiple reasons such as wildlife, privacy, recreation, timber, hunting or the scenic qualities. Are you prepared to pass the environmental and heirloom values rooted in your forest to the next generation? Without breaking it up?

Learn how to start moving forward with succession planning for your land at this half-day workshop.

Location:

Lynchburg, VA

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