2017 Illinois First Detector Workshop - McLean County

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Thu, 2/9/2017
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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  • Registration/Application required



  • 309-663-8306

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The one-day course teaches participants how to identify and report potential invasive threats. Topics this year include invasive plants and human health, oak tree diseases, and emerging invasive forest insects.  

The program focuses on current and new invasive pests, but also provides updates on previously covered topics. The hands-on portion of the workshop allows participants to examine invasive species samples in detail and learn identification techniques that will help them to distinguish these invasive pests in the field. Workshop participants take the knowledge they acquire to their own communities, increasing the eyes and ears in the field.

The $40 registration includes instruction, on-site lunch, and training materials.

A student rate of $25 is offered. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Additional Illinois locations, dates, and contact information include:
January 25 – Waterloo; Sarah Ruth (618-939-3434)
January 26 – Makanda; Maggie Rose (618-687-1727)
February 9 – Bloomington; Kelly Allsup (309-663-8306)
February 10 – Sterling; Bruce Black (815-632-3611)
February 14 – Lisle; Sarah Navrotski (630-955-1123)
February 15 – Orland Park; Margaret Burns-Westmeyer (708-679-6894)
February 22 – Pekin; Jason Haupt or Christine Belless (309-547-3711)
February 23 – Taylorville; Andrew Holsinger (217-532-3941)

The 2017 Illinois First Detector Workshops are presented in conjunction with the Illinois Natural History Survey’s Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS), the Illinois Department of Agriculture, and the Morton Arboretum.


Cost: $40, $25 (students)

Registration: Online registration page

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