Delaware Invasive Species Council annual meeting on Oct. 19 at Del. Ag. Museum
Contact: Ashley Peebles, 302-698-4551 or Ashley.Peebles@delaware.gov
The Delaware Invasive Species Council (DISC), a non-profit organization dedicated to limiting the introduction and spread of non-native and invasive plant and animal species, has adopted an election year theme for its annual meeting and conference on Oct. 19 at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover (866 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901).
This year’s conference agenda will explore the ways that land and natural resource managers, conservationists, and others that want their voices heard are keeping up with the fight on invasive species by voting them out! Registration opens at 8:30 am and the conference will kick off at 9:00 am. Lunch and an annual membership are included in the registration fee of $40.00 ($20.00 for students).
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The annual meeting covers a full range of invasive species, including aquatic and terrestrial plants, animals and pathogens that impact native species and threaten Delaware’s natural resources, economy, an quality of life. According to the National Invasive Species Management Plan (NISMP), “invasive species are alien (non-native) species whose introduction does or is likely to cause economic or environmental harm or harm to human health.”
Ashley Peebles, trainer-educator with the Delaware Forest Service and current chair of DISC, believes that everyone can do their part to help.
“We know here in Delaware we must stay diligent in the fight against invasive species. The annual meeting is when government agencies, private land managers, and business owners come together in a day of professional development centered around a shared enemy and common goal. This year we want to extend that conversation and cement partnerships at the DISC Member Connection Session at Fraizer’s Restaurant immediately following the meeting. 2016 has been a great year for DISC and we want to continue to build on this momentum. I hope everyone can join us!”