Monday, October 6, 2008

Save the Date! NC Exotic Pest Plant Council announces its annual meeting.

The North Carolina Exotic Pest Plant Council (NC-EPPC) will hold its

2008 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, December 10, at Reedy Creek Park in

Charlotte, NC. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at

3:00. The NC-EPPC business meeting will begin at 3:15 and conclude at

4:00. Lunch and breaks will be provided as part of registration. Please

find directions on the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation web site:

It's quite a line-up this year; topics will include Cogongrass,

Bushkiller, Hydrilla, using volunteers, and more! Dr. George Kessler,

Dr. Jim Matthews, Bridget Robinson Lassiter, and Greg Antemen are just a

few of the exciting speakers for this year's meeting.

Because of our late meeting notice, we would at least like

to have an electronic response sent to Charles Yelton

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order to estimate refreshment and food needs. Registration is $25.00 and

includes breaks and lunch. Participants are also encouraged to sign up

as members. The mission of the NC-EPPC is to:

* Provide a focus for issues and concerns regarding exotic pest

plants in North Carolina.

* Facilitate communication and the exchange of information regarding

all aspects of exotic pest plant control and management.

* Provide a forum where all interested parties may participate in

meetings and share in the benefits from the information generated

by Council.

* Promote public understanding regarding exotic pest plants and

their control.

* Serve as an advisory Council regarding funding, research,

management, and control of exotic pest plants.

* Facilitate action campaigns to monitor and control exotic pest

plants in North Carolina.

* Review incipient and potential pest plant management problems and

activities and provide relevant information to interested parties.

For further information

regarding registration, please do not hesitate to contact me.

We look forward to a productive and informative meeting!


Charles Yelton

NC-EPPC President