2017 New Jersey

Invasive Species Conference

Entomologist Mark Mayer (right) brought two types of traps
being deployed across New Jersey to detect invasive insects
to the 2016 Conference

 

Wednesday, April 5
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Duke Farms
Coach Barn, Duke's Parkway East*, Hillsborough

Registration Fee: $50, includes lunch

Our fifth annual conference will offer expert presentations about emerging invasive species science & management issues in the Garden State.  It is expected to draw between 100 and 150 conservation professionals, scientists, land managers, governmental representatives and members of the public from across the state.

We expect the Conference will be approved for Continuing Education Credits for Master Gardeners, Pesticide Applicators and for particpants in the New Jersey Community Forestry Program. More information will be posted soon. Persons seeking credits will be required to sign at the start of the workshop and sign out at its conclusion to verify their full participation.

The Deadline to Register is Sunday, April 2nd
(to accomodate our catering arrangements)

Agenda

9:00 Arrival & Sign In
9:15 Welcome and Introduction of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space
Jon Wagar, Duke Farms Deputy Director
9:30 The State of Invasive Species in New Jersey
Mike Van Clef, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space Stewardship Director
10:00 The New and Troubling Infestation of Hydrilla in the D&R Canal
Chris Doyle, SOLitude Lake Management Senior Aquatic Biologist, and Heather Desko, New Jersey Water Supply Authority Watershed Protection Specialist
10;45 Kudzu Status Report and Eradication Efforts
Kristen Meistrell, New Jersey Audubon Stewardship Project Coordinator
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Stewardship Implications of Emerald Ash Borer
Mike Van Clef Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space Stewardship Director and Mark Mayer, New Jersey Department of Agriculture Bio-Control Field Coordinator
1:00

Real Stories from the Field – Controlling Some Tough Buggers
Beth Craighead, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space Land Steward

1:30 The Interesting Story of Two Species (and how to kill them) – Bighead Carp and Chinese Pondmussel
Emile DeVito, New Jersey Conservation Foundation Manager of Science and Stewardship
2:00 Concurrent Sessions - Each participant will attend one session
  • Proper Eradication Techniques - demonstration
    Mike Bellaus, Duke Farms Ecological Specialist
  • Using IPCConnect to Document Invasive Plant Eradication - demonstration
    Beth Craighead, Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space Land Steward

If you need an invoice in order for your employer to process payment for your registration, please email us with Conference Invoice in the subject line

To register for the Conference via credit card, please begin here


* Our Conference will take place in the Coach Barn.

Driving from the North on 206 South: Take the exit off 206 onto Duke's Parkway E -- go through the property entrance and past the guard house – you will now be on Overlook Way. Stay straight. Coach Barn is on the left at the end of the road (or at the point where the road turns left) - you will see the clock tower. Duke Farms security people will be there to direct us to parking.
Driving from the South on 206 North: Go past the exit for Duke's Parkway W. Take the jughandle/exit for Dukes Parkway East. Make a left at the end of the ramp. Cross over 206 (at the light) and go through the property entrance and past the guard house – you will now be on Overlook Way. Stay straight. Coach Barn is on the left at the end of the road (or at the point where the road turns left) - you will see the clock tower. Duke Farms security people will be there to direct us to parking.

 

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