CCE Emerald Ash Borer Outreach Training Workshops

The Cornell Department of Natural Resources received a grant from USDA-APHIS to conduct a series of workshops in New York State establishing Cornell Cooperative Extension as the source of information and guidance to citizens and communities on the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

The EAB is a small beetle from Asia that is spreading throughout the Midwest since the mid 1990’s killing millions of native ash trees in urban and rural settings. It was first detected in western New York State in the summer of 2009 and will gradually spread throughout the state.

The goal of the Emerald Ash Borer Workshops is train CCE Educators and community volunteers as source for trusted information and guidance helping communities prepare for the eventual arrival of this devastating pest.
Fourteen 14 workshops are scheduled throughout the State. The target audience for these workshops is CCE educators, Master Gardeners, Master Forest Owners, Master Naturalists, members of NY’s Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs), foresters, tree care professionals, and land management professionals in county and municipal governments.

The workshops will cover topics of vital importance helping individuals and communities prepare for the arrival of the EAB and minimize the potentially devastating economic impacts.

Specific components of the workshop include: introduction and background to the EAB problem; basic EAB biology and identification; EAB control tactics; community stakeholder identification, EAB message development, and effective communication practices; and the design and development of EAB community action plans.

Each 3-hour workshop includes refreshments. DEC pesticide, SAF, ISA, CN/LP and ASLA rectification credits are available or were requested, call for details. We invited are CCE educators, County agency staff, PRISM volunteers and professional land managers. Information about the 249 Highland Avenue, Rochester venue may be addressed to Karen Klingenberger or Walt Nelson @ 461.1000. Registration for the Rochester session may be made at http://www.mycce.org/monroe/

Schedule of Emerald Ash Borer Educational Workshops for CCE

April 14, Wednesday. Allegany & Cattaraugus County CCE.
Contact: Lynn Bliven, lao3@cornell.edu, (585) 268-7644.
3 hr program, 1pm to 4pm at Ellicottville CCE office, 28 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville, NY. Registration: (716) 699-2377 x 125.

April 15, Thursday. Monroe County CCE.

Contact: Karen Klingenberger, ksk8@cornell.edu, (585) 461.1000×225
3 hr program, 1pm to 4pm at Monroe County CCE office, 249 Highland Ave., Rochester, NY. Registration: http://www.mycce.org/monroe/

April 16, Friday. Jefferson County CCE.

Contact: Sue Gwise, sjg42@cornell.edu, (315) 788-8450.
3 hr program, 1pm to 4pm at Jefferson County CCE office, 203 Hamilton St., Watertown, NY. Registration: (315) 788-8450.

April 17, Saturday. Onondaga County CCE.
Contact: Jessi Lyons, jel264@cornell.edu, (315) 424-9485 x 233.
3 hr program, 8:30am to 11:30am, at the Red Mill Inn, 4 Syracuse Street,
Baldwinsville, NY; http://www.theredmillinn.com.
Registration: (315)424-9485 x 0.

April 19, Monday. Greene County CCE.
Contact: Marilyn Wyman, mfw10@cornell.edu, (518)622-9820 x 36.
3 hr program, 1pm to 4pm at the Agroforestry Resource Center, 6055 Route 23, Acra, NY. Registration: (518) 622-9820 x 0.

April 20, Tuesday. Suffolk County CCE.

Contact: Caroline Kiang, ctk3@cornell.edu, (631) 727-7850 x 337.
3 hr program, 10 am to 2pm at the Lecture Hall in the Sports & Exhibition Complex of the western campus of Suffolk County Community College, on Wicks Road just south of the LI Expressway exit 54 in Brentwood, NY. Registration: ctk3@cornell.edu or (631) 727-7850 x 337.

April 21, Wednesday. Westchester County CCE.
Contact: Rick Harper, rwh26@cornell.edu, (914) 285-2622.
3 hr program, 1pm to 4pm at Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, NY. Registration: Martha Mochbeichel, mpm47@cornell.edu, or 914-285-4620.

April 24, Saturday. Ontario County CCE.
Contact: Jim Ochterski, jao14@cornell.edu , (585) 394-3977 x 402 or Russ Welser, rw43@cornell.edu (585) 394-3977 x436.
3 hr program, 8:30am to 11:30am at Ontario County CCE office, 480 N Main St., Canandaigua, NY. Registration: (585) 394-3977 x427 or nea8@cornell.edu.

April 26, Monday. Steuben County CCE.

Contact: Brett Chedzoy, bjc226@cornell.edu, (607) 535-7161.
2 hr program, 6pm to 8pm at the Civil Defense Center, 7220 Route 54, located on Route 54 between Bath and Hammondsport, NY, across from the Kwik Fill Gas station. Registration: (607) 664-2300.

April 29, Thursday. Chenango County CCE.

Contact: Rebecca Hargrave, jrh45@cornell.edu, (607) 334-5841.
3 hr program, 1pm to 4pm at Sidney Memorial Public Library, 8 River St., Sidney, NY. Registration: (607) 334-5841.

April 30, Friday. Saratoga & Warren County CCE.
Contact: Laurel Gailor, lrg6@cornell.edu, (518) 623-3291.
3 hr program, 1pm to 4pm at Saratoga County CCE office, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY. Registration: (518) 623-3291.

May 1, Saturday. Saratoga & Warren County CCE.
Contact: Laurel Gailor, lrg6@cornell.edu, (518) 623-3291.
3 hr program, 8:30am to 11:30am at Saratoga County CCE office, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY. Registration: (518) 623-3291.

May 3, Monday. Essex County CCE.
Contact: Emily Selleck, els52@cornell.edu, (518) 962-4810 x 408.
3 hr program, 8:30am to 11:30am at Essex County CCE office, 3 Sisco St., Westport, NY. Registration: (518) 962-4810 x 403.

May 15, Saturday. Western New York. TENTATIVE.

Contact: Lutie Batt, lcb37@cornell.edu, (585) 786-2251.

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7 Comments on “CCE Emerald Ash Borer Outreach Training Workshops”


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