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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Natural Resources

Staff and volunteers with the Prince William Cooperative Extension’s Environment and Natural Resources program provide educational programs for individuals and business to implement sound practices producing aesthetically pleasing landscapes that have minimal negative impacts on the environment. Programs include:

 

INVASIVE PEST ALERT

The Spotted Lanternfly has been found north of Winchester in Virginia.  This insect is a pest of grapes, peaches, hops, and apples. It is commonly associated with tree-of-heaven, Ailanthus altissima. It has the potential to be a serious pest of agriculture and home gardens in Virginia. A new Virginia Cooperative Extension publicaiton on Spotted Lantern Fly can be found at:

https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/ENTO/ento-265/ENTO-265.pdf

If anyone has questions or believes they have found this insect, please report it with location and photos to this website: https://ask.extension.org/groups/1981/ask 

 

Local Viewing Opportunity

HOMETOWN HABITAT: STORIES OF BRINGING NATURE HOME

WEDNESDAY May 30, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
[DOORS OPEN at 5:00 p.m., with REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE]
NO ADVANCE RESERVATIONS or TICKETS REQUIRED. Seating is first-come, first-served.
 
Held at: MERRIFIELD GARDEN CENTER- GAINESVILLE
Seminar Room (in the Greenhouse)
6895 Wellington Rd.
Manassas, VA 20109
 
PROGRAM INCLUDES:
* FREE SCREENING of selected segments of the film
* Q/A FOLLOW-UP with Carol A. Heiser, Habitat Education Coordinator of Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
* EXHIBITS by local organizations, with information about native plants and wildlife habitat.
Each Participant will receive a FREE Guide to Native Plants for Northern Virginia
EVENT CONTACT is Carol.Heiser@dgif.virginia.gov
CLICK HERE to view flier

 

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Virginia Cooperative Extension

Environment and Natural Resources

8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105

Manassas VA 20109

703-792-6285

master_gardener@pwcgov.org

 
  
 
 
 
Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6289/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120.

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