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Invasive Plant Conference

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Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council and Society of Ecological Restoration 2017 Conference
Invasion Biology: Paths to Conservation and Restoration Success

Monday, July 31, Tuesday, August 1 & Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Professor of Entomology, University of Delaware

Mid Atlantic Invasive Plant Council Society for Ecological Restoration


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The 2017 conference of the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council, co-hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration, Mid-Atlantic Chapter

MAIPC and SER-Mid Atlantic have joined forces to present a two-day conference at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.  The biology and ecology of invasive plants are a driving factor in their impacts on natural areas, while past disturbance, land use, soils and other factors can strongly influence the success of restoration efforts.  We will explore a variety of topics relating to invasion biology and restoration: impacts of invasive plants on whole ecosystems, invasive plant management partnerships at multiple spatial scales, the news in latest biocontrol, and melding restoration with working landscapes.  Additionally, we will present two rapid-fire sessions of short, 7-minute talks, an evening poster pub, and field trips to local restoration sites. Plenty of time will be available for questions, discussion, and networking with speakers and attendees. We invite you to join us for this 9th Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council Conference. It will be an exciting and informative two-day meeting.

Plus: Monday, July 31 | 7:00pm Screening of Hometown Habitat
This is a 90-minute environmental, education documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems. Entomologist Doug Tallamy, whose research, books and lectures, on the misuse of non-native plants in landscaping, sound the alarm about habitat and species loss provides the narrative thread throughout Hometown Habitat.


Registration & Fees
Registration is now closed.

$210 per person
$100 for Students with ID
*Registration will be refunded only if notification is received no later than seven (7) working days prior to the event less a $15 processing fee.

Conference registration for includes:

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Who Should Attend
Managers of parks, preserves, conservation districts and other natural areas, invasive plant management and restoration specialists, researchers, students, gardeners, landscape architects, managers of botanical gardens and nurseries, extension agents, environmental educators, garden writers, recreational land managers, and others interested in learning more about invasive plants, biodiversity and habitat restoration.

Overnight Accommodations
A limited number of overnight accommodations are available in the Juniata College dormitories. Click here for reservations »

Click here for a list of area hotels »

The following Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available:
International Society of Arboriculture CEUs for certified arborists
Society of American Foresters Continuing Forestry Education Credits
Pesticide recertification for the following states: PA, DE, NJ, WVA, MD, VA


This conference was made possible by the generous support and cooperation of the following partners:

Pepco Holdings Inc Invasive Plant Control


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Alerts & Updates

The paths around the wetland will be closed on Thursday, September 21st and Friday, September 22nd for invasive plant management work in the area. Thank you for your patience during this time. Click here for hours.

Please be advised that the Rose Garden is closed on Thursday mornings for maintenance.

Please note that weather conditions can change quickly, check back or call (215) 247-5777 before heading out for a visit.

Weather conditions may limit garden access to certain features even if the garden is open – please check the web site or call (215) 247-5777 for updates before visiting. Our visitors’ safety in the garden is our top priority. Therefore when inclement weather is predicted, we will make decisions about closing the garden accordingly.

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