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For Release: Thursday, November 1, 2018

DEC and New York ReLeaf Announce Emerald Ash Borer Meeting on Nov. 14

Public discussion of invasive pest EAB at Adams Municipal Building

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York ReLeaf are partnering with other organizations to hold a public discussion about the invasive pest Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) on Nov. 14, in Adams. The goal of the meeting is to assist communities with preparing for the anticipated loss of ash trees. EAB is an invasive species of wood-boring beetle that destroys all species of ash trees. Meeting topics will include preparing contracts for tree removal and National Grid's proactive plan, as well as a discussion on grants and other resources available to communities to reduce the impacts of EAB.

What: Preparing for the Bad Bug (EAB)
Where: Adams Municipal Building, 3 South Main Street, Adams, NY
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, but please RSVP by calling DEC's Lowville sub office at (315) 376-3521/ information.R6@dec.ny.gov.

ReLeaf is a project of the Urban Forestry Program within the Division of Lands and Forests at DEC. Additional partners include: St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario (SLELO) Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM); St. Lawrence County Emerald Ash Borer Task Force; Tug Hill Commission; Cornell Cooperative Extension; National Grid; and Regional County Soil & Water Conservation Districts. For more information on EAB please contact: Mike Giocondo or Glen Roberts, Foresters with DEC's Lowville sub office at (315) 376-3521.

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