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National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Feb. 26 – March 3rd, 2012

February 16th, 2012

Check the NISAW page for more information and updates on events!

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW), now in its third year, is an awareness week that will be marked by national, state and local events, including a major conference in Washington D.C., a public meeting by the National Invasive Species Council, Capitol Hill briefings on aquatic invasive species, and updates by federal agencies on important invasive species issues and initiatives. A number of activities related to invasive species and available to the public are taking place during the week. Events include presentations, surveys for invasive forest pests, a short film screening and the 13th Maine Milfoil Summit in Lewiston focusing on the sustainability of control efforts.

Milfoil infestation

Eurasian milfoil infestation blocks light, clogs boat props and can ruin fishing and other recreational opportunities while easily spreading from lake to lake (Photo: Graves Lovell, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bugwood.org)

More information on NISAW week and events will be posted as further details are available. Check the NISAW page for updates and the “10 ways to observe NISAW in Maine“!

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