CT Seeks Invasive Species Monitors for 2014 Season

CT Seeks Invasive Species Monitors for 2014 Season
Close-up of Hydrilla. Photo/Cornell University: Chris Evans, River to River CWMA, Bugwood.org

Connecticut’s Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) announced that training is available for people interested in volunteering to monitor their local boat launches for the presence of invasive plants and animals, such as zebra mussels.

The training session will be held Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Sherman Old Town Hall (Senior Center) located at 8 Route 37 in Sherman, CT from 9:00 am-11:30 am.

For more information contact Gwendolynn Flynn of the DEEP at (860-447-4339) or email: gwendolynn.flynn@ct.gov.

To sign up for training, visit the Registration website here.

The training will educate volunteers on how to identify and detect invasive species and also to instruct boaters on how to do the same. Volunteers will also be talking to boaters about ways they can prevent the spread of invasive species.  Volunteers will receive a handbook, supplies and a t-shirt that identifies them as volunteers.