Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM EDT
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Patten Recreation Center 
3202 Kellys Ferry Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37419

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Workshop Coordinator 
‭(404) 401-7899 

Controlling Invasive Plants in the Community

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The workshop is intended to promote successful management of invasive plants on larger properties, both public and private. Learn how to more effectively management nuisance plants which harm our native habitat. It will be helpful for both administrators, supervisors and crew workers.

Workshop Schedule:

8:00 - 8:30 am              Check-in and Welcome                  

8:30 - 9:10am               Invasive Plants 101
                                     with Belinda Ferro - NCRS/TN-IPC

9:10 - 9:50 am              Developing a Plan
                                     with Kitty McCracken - ORNL/TN-IPC

9:50 -10:00 am             Break    

10:00 -10:45 am           Control and Treatment Methods
                                     with Justin Coffey

10:45 - 11:30 am           Learning from Your Site to Restore Your Site
                                      with Lyn Rutherford & Lucy Ellis - Chattanooga Water Quality Division

11:30 am -12:15 pm      Maintenance: Keeping Areas Invasive Plant Free            
                                      with Sam King TDEC/TN-IPC

12:15 -1:45 pm              Lunch – on your own (numerous restaurants in the area)     

1:45 -3:45 pm                Demonstration Areas
                                      Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center
                                      400 Garden Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37419 
                                      (5-minute or 2.1-mile drive from Patten Recreation Center)         

                                      1.    Control using goats and sheep:  Kelsey, Sequatchie Farms
                                      2.    Small-scale removal methods:  Byron Brooks, RRA&NC & Sam King, TDEC
                                      3.    Large-scale removal methods: Darryl Fendley, Certified Services Co.
                                      4.    Foliar spraying alternatives:  Kitty McCracken, ORNL
                                      5.    Prescribed fire:  Bruce Miller, TDF

Please reserve your place in the workshop by clicking the "Register Now" button below.
Complete and submit the registration form online.

All Workshop Tickets: $20, payable by PayPal or Credit Card in advance online.
If you do not pay online, $20 in CASH or CHECK will be due at Registration on the day of the event.

Tennessee Department of Agriculture pesticide recertification points can be earned for workshop attendance:
    C02-Forest Pest Control (6 points)
    C03-Ornamental and Turf  (6 points)
    C06-Right of Way (6 points)
    C10-Demo and Research (6 points)
    C12-Pesticide Dealer (6 points)

Workshop is sponsored by:
   Tennessee Invasive Plant Council                                     
   Chattanooga Department of Youth & Family Development
   Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
   Oak Ridge National Laboratory   
   Wild Ones, Tennessee Valley Chapter