Concerned about the health of Vermont’s forests? Then we need YOUR help!

Forest Pest First Detector Training - Saturday, June 13th, 9:30am - 4:15pm, Montpelier

Enjoy spending time outdoors? Concerned about the health of Vermont’s forests? Then we need YOUR help!

First Detector volunteers are our front-line defense against invasive tree pest infestations.  The Vermont Forest Pest First Detector Program is hosting a FREE volunteer training session on Saturday June 13th, 2015.

We are training volunteers to (1) inform the public about the tangible threat Vermont’s primary pests pose (namely the Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, and hemlock woolly adelgid), (2) prepare their communities for a response in the event of an infestation, and (3) screen potential pest sightings. Early detection of invasive pests mitigates the economic and ecological impact to forests and prevents pest populations from becoming established in the state.  Come volunteer with us!  YOU can help protect Vermont's forests!  Learn more about Vermont's First Detector Program. For more information, visit vtinvasives.org/first-detectors.

Questions or to register, contact Gwen Kozlowski at gwen.kozlowski@uvm.edu or 802-656-6646 by June 9.