WILTON — The Maine Forest Service in cooperation with the Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold an invasive plant identification and control workshop 8:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Wilton Town office on Route 156.

Training can help participants: identify common upland invasive plants common to Maine’s forests develop mechanical and chemical control strategies for invasive plants.

Anyone with an interest in invasive plants is encouraged to attend.

Ann Gibbs, state horticulturist, will have a presentation on invasive plant identification issues, and the control of invasive plants. Patty Cormier, of the Maine Forest Service, will serve as facilitator. The inside session will be followed by a field component on the Pond Road, so bring appropriate field gear for forecasted weather conditions. Continuing education credits may be available as follows: Maine Pesticide Applicator – 3 hours; and Maine Licensed Forester (SAF) – 2.5 Category 1 SFE’s.

Preregistration is required, to register or for more information, call 778-4279 or visit franklincswcd.org. Registration form at a $15 check made payable to FCSWCD should be mailed to FCSWCD at107 Park St., Farmington, ME 04938.

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