FARMINGTON — The Maine Forest Service, in cooperation with the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District, will hold an invasive plant identification and control workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the Downstairs Conference Room of the Farmington Municipal Building.

The training will help participants identify common upland invasive plants common to Maine’s forests and develop mechanical and chemical control strategies for invasive plants. Anyone with an interest in invasive plants is encouraged to attend.

Tom Rawinski, botanist for the USFS out of Durham, N.H., will speak on invasive plant identification issues, and Ron Lemin of CPS Timberland, Vegetation Management Solutions, Bangor, will discuss the control of invasive plants. Patty Cormier, Maine Forest Service, will be the facilitator.

The inside session will be followed by a field component in Flint Wood Park, so bring appropriate field gear for forecasted weather conditions.

Space is limited and preregistration is required. Continuing education credits are available. Fee for the workshop is $12 a person. To reserve a space, send checks to Franklin County SWCD, 107 Park St., Farmington, ME 04938. Discounts are available for groups of five or more. For more information, call the district at 778-4279.


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