Districts Collaborate to Raise Awareness

SKOWHEGAN – With all the miles they cover, who better to be on the lookout for invasive plants and pests than state and local public works officials?

Conservation District staff introduced public works employees from around the state to a host of invasive plants and insects at the 27th Annual Maine Highway Congress at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds Thursday, June 7.  Joining Somerset County SWCD at the event were staff from Kennebec, Franklin, Penobscot and Knox-Lincoln.  Through the educational exhibits, plant samples and conversations with staff, more than 150 people left the event more aware of the problems posed by Japanese knotweed, Norway maple, Emerald ash borer and a host of other invasive species.

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