Friday, May 6, 2011

Southeast EPPC Conference

The last blog posted was about the upcoming joint meeting of the Kentucky Invasive Species Conference and the SE-EPPC Conference. The University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Invasive Species Council did a great job. The area was beautiful with the native black locust trees in full bloom. Over 175 people from across the Southeast attended. Three keynote speakers, 35 presentations in the breakout sessions, and 23 poster presentations made sure this conference had a lot to offer with many opportunities to learn new ideas and form new partnerships for working together to fight invasive species. Look for the next edition of SE-EPPC's publication, Wildland Weeds which is due out soon on the SE-EPPC website. Previous editions are also available.
And most importantly if you missed the opportunity to attend this conference, the National Exotic Pest Plant Council and the Natural Areas Association Annual Conference is coming up November 1-4 in Tallahassee, FL. Plan to attend now! Stay tuned for details.
Black locust in full bloom, a native tree in the Southeast,
photo by Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut,