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, Route 2.

The training will help participants identify 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 U.S. Forest Service out of Durham, N.H., will speak on invasive plant identification issues, and Ron Lemin of CPS Timberland, Vegetation Management Solutions, Bangor, will speak on the control of invasive plants. Patty Cormier, Maine Forest Service, will be the facilitator.

The inside session will be followed by a field component outside, so bring appropriate field gear for weather conditions.

Space is limited and preregistration is required for the free workshop. To register or for more information, contact Franklin County SWCD at 778-4272. Registration form should be mailed to the above address along with a check for $12 made out to FCSWCD. Continuing education credits are available.

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