FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District in conjunction with the Maine Forest Service will be holding an invasive plants workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in room C-23 downstairs in Robert’s Learning Center at UMF. 

This training will help participants identify common upland invasive plants common to Maine’s forests. Anyone with an interest in invasive plants is encouraged to attend. 3.5 Category 1 CFE credits are available to participants.

Patty Cormier of the Maine Forest Service will be the presenter of the invasive upland plant interactive workshop. Bring appropriate gear for the weather conditions for the field identification session.

The session will start at 8:30 a.m. with registration followed by introductions and presentation on plant identification. Mapping and control of invasive plants will be discussed before the 10:30 to 10:45 morning break. The group will then adjourn for a quick walk to the field site where field plant ID and on-site discussion of control strategies will take place. This class will conclude with a brief Q & A session and handing out of certificates.

Those interested in attending must send in their mailing information, phone number, email address and the $15 registration fee made out to FCSWCD, 107 Park St., Farmington, ME 04938 by Monday, June 4, to receive a certificate of participation.

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