Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Join Your State's Exotic Pest Plant Council

Membership in your states Exotic Pest Plant Council or EPPC has many benefits. Memberships are very reasonably priced and in today's economy getting the most for your dollar is important. In Georgia the cost for membership is $10 for students and $20 for general membership. Benefits include reduced cost for Annual Meeting and Conference which is on November 4th at Zoo Atlanta this year ($50 includes conference, entry to zoo, lunch and annual dues); the quarterly publication 'Wildland Weeds' which covers topics and issues on invasive species across the Southeastern United States; updates on legislation affecting invasive species issues; input and access to each states invasive plant occurrence database; tax deductible contribution; provides volunteer opportunities; and donations help to fund scholarships and educational materials for public outreach. Click on GA-EPPC  Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council to join or click on NA-EPPC National Association of EPPCs to find your State or regions Exotic Pest Plant Council.