Invasive Plant Patrol: Train-the-Trainer Workshops
Invasive Plant Patrol Leaders’ Roundtable
TBA, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring Street, Auburn – Androscoggin Community Room, Ground Floor
The purpose of this meeting is to bring together the knowledge, experience, and ideas trained Invasive Plant Patrollers who are playing critical leadership roles in their communities, and helping to build one of the nation’s most formidable volunteer early detection programs for aquatic invaders. Individuals wishing simply to learn more about Maine’s Invasive Plant Patrol and how to begin building an IPP team in their community are also welcome to attend.
Pre-registration is required. There is no registration fee. Light refreshments will be available to all, and lunch will be provided free of charge to certified VLMP lake monitors. Non-certified attendees may purchase lunch at the door. A pantry is available for those who wish to bring their own food. Visual aids are welcome. Please contact the VLMP at least three days in advance if you wish to bring electronic media.
For registration, to make arrangements, or for more info, please contact Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program at 207-783-7733, or email@example.com
IPP View Scope Clinic
TBA – VLMP Lakes Center, 24 Maple Hill Road, Auburn
This engaging hands-on clinic is a must for anyone working to build and IPP team on their favorite waterbody. Leave the workshop with everything you need to construct a variety of view scopes and/or lead your own a scope clinic in your community.
Some familiarity with the use of hand tools is required. You are may bring your own tools or borrow ours. More information regarding tools, materials, and scope kit availability will be provided upon registration.
Advance registration is required. Please sign up today! Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own bag lunch. For registration, to make arrangements, or for more info, please contact Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program at 207-783-7733, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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How to Lead an IPP Plant Paddle
Friday March 2nd, 2018 at the Maine Milfoil Summit; USM L/A Campus, Lewiston
This workshop is for trained Plant Patrollers, IPP Lake Team Leaders, and Regional IPP Leaders who wish to expand community involvement in local early detection efforts. “Plant Paddles” are short (1 – 2 hour) events that take place on shore and on the water. They provide a fun, informal way to introduce community members to the threat of IAP and the importance of early detection. These guided learning experiences are well suited to community events such as lake days, civic group meetings, school outings, lake association meetings, etc.
How to Lead an IPP Plant Paddle will provide you with everything you need to organize and lead your own community event. This is a classroom seminar-style workshop. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring your own bag lunch. All other materials will be provided.
Email email@example.com for more information about registering.