LEA is hosting the Lake Stewards of Maine for IPP 101. Formerly known as ‘Introductory IPP’ this comprehensive, 6-hour classroom experience prepares attendees for conducting or leading invasive aquatic plant screening surveys and satisfies the quality assurance requirement for IPP certification. All IPP training sessions are open to the public and FREE to anyone interested in learning more about the threat of invasive aquatic plants in Maine.
The workshop is presented in four parts:
• Overview of invasive species issues in Maine and beyond
• Plant identification fundamentals
• Plant identification hands-on exercise with live plants
• Conducting a screening survey, tools and techniques
All workshop participants receive an Invasive Plant Patroller’s Handbook and Maine’s Field Guide to Invasive Aquatic Plants.