The SC Exotic Pest Plant Council Annual Conference is rapidly approaching (Sept 12th). Tomorrow is the last day for EARLY REGISTRATION, so act now! There will be some great speakers as well as Continuing Education Units Offered (CEUs): Continuing Forestry Credit, SC Pesticide License Re-certification Credit,Certified Arborist, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist.
The conference will be held at the beautiful Anne Springs Gateway in Fort Mill, SC, see the agenda below. You can register online at Http://www.se-eppc.org/southcarolina/ Please bring your personal refillable water bottle and coffee mug to help reduce waste. We’ll see you there!
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Anne Springs Close Greenway
841 Springfield Pkwy, Fort Mill, SC 29715
From 9 am to 330 pm
Registration Fee: $40 per person (includes lunch and all confer-ence activities). Deadline to register is September 4, 2013. Regis-tration received after Sept. 4, 2013 is $50.
9:00 – 9:30 Registration and Refreshments
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ben Powell, SC-EPPC President
Current and Emerging Threats
9:45 – 10:15 Battling the Green Menace: An Attempt at Kudzu Removal and Replacement
Dr. Wade Worthen, Furman University
10:15 – 10:45 Restoring Giant Cane
Carrie Miller, USDA Forest Service
10:45 – 11:00 BREAK
10:30 – 11:00 Scrub Oak Removal and Native Vegetation Restoration in Hitchcock Woods, Aiken Co.
Gary Burger, SC Dept. of Natural Resources
11:30 – 12:00 Monitoring Wildlife Use of Invasive Plant Restoration Sites
Dan Hill, Kalmia Gardens at Coker College
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00- 1:45 EPPC business meeting, open forum, and field trip logistics
1:45 – 3:30 The Anne Springs Close Greenway Field Trip
Bill Steele, Leroy Springs & Co. Inc.
(Field trip will visit a restored Piedmont Prairie and sites in various stages of management for Kudzu, Privet, Silverthorn, Bush Honeysuckle, Chinaberry, Stilt Grass and several others)