Published on 08/14/08

Georgia invasive plant workshop Sept. 19-20 in Gainesville

University of Georgia

Are invasive plants terrorizing your yard or business? Learn more about how to control them at a Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council workshop Sept. 19-20 at the Elachee Nature Science Center in Gainesville, Ga.

Friday, participants will learn about invasive plants in Georgia, management efforts, policy issues, new infestations, reporting and a mapping initiative.

Saturday, the council will present the “Invasive, Non-native Plant Identification and Control” workshop.

Registration for Friday is $50 for nonmembers and $35 for GA-EPPC members and includes lunch, breaks and handouts. It’s $25 for Saturday. Attending both days costs $65 for nonmembers or $50 members.

Pesticide applicator, certified arborist and Continuing Forestry Education credits will be available. For more information call (770) 535-1976, or visit

Stephanie Schupska is the communications coordinator with the University of Georgia Honors College.