Mile-a-minute (MaM) Invasive Weed Educational Outreach, Orange and Dutchess Counties, NY 2009
Project Leaders: R. Baglia, Horticulture Resource Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County; S. Mallozzi, Agriculture Horticulture Program Leader, Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County
Cooperators: C. O’Neill, Jr., CCE Invasive Species Program; et al.
Abstract: In this project, existing educational tools such as Power Point presentations, brochures, displays, etc. will be adapted for individual county use. Workshops will be conducted for community residents, key organizations, elected officials and municipal personnel (i.e.: garden clubs, recreational clubs, Department of Public Works, Parks Departments, Highway Departments, Utility Companies, and Local Municipalities) in Orange and Duchess Counties. We will facilitate the networking of various groups involved or interested in MAM issues through centralized educational outreach. As a result of this project, enhanced community awareness of MaM will result in more comprehensive location mapping and tracking.