NEW GLOUCESTER — There will be a workshop titled “Invasive Plant Patrol 101” from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at First Congregational Christian Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

Maine’s lakes, rivers and streams are increasingly threatened by non-native invasive plants and the early detection of these plants is critical.

The primary goal of the workshop is to provide those who wish to join Maine’s early detection effort with information and guidance to get started.

The workshop will be presented in four parts:

• Overview of invasive species issues in Maine and beyond;

• Plant identification fundamentals;

• Plant identification hands-on exercise with live plants; and

• Conducting a screening survey, tools and techniques.

All workshop participants receive an “Invasive Plant Patroller’s Handbook” and the Maine Field Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plants.

The workshop will be hosted by Sabbathday Lake Association, Crystal Lake Association, Highland Lake Association, Little Sebago Lake Association and Thompson Lake Environmental Association.

It is free and open to the public. Preregistration is required.

FMI, preregister: 207-783-7733, [email protected]

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