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Ash tree tagging event to increase threat awareness

The Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, a partner in the St. Lawrence-Eastern Lake Ontario Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, along with The Nature Conservancy, will host a community event Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event will identify ash trees at SUNY Oswego’s Rice Creek Field Station. The project will help increase awareness of ash tree species present in the region and at Rice Creek.

Once tagged, the trees will remain marked for several weeks, educating users of Rice Creek to the presence of ash trees and the threats to their survival posed by the Emerald Ash Borer beetle.

Staff from the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District will be aiding participants in the identification of ash trees.

The Nature Conservancy, through the SLELO-PRISM, will present information on the EAB, which lives and feeds exclusively on ash trees.

Those seeking to register may call Joe Chairvolotti at 592-9663 or Shelby Delgado at 387-3600.

The SUNY Oswego Rice Creek Field Station is located on Thompson Road in the Town of Oswego.  Written directions and a map can be found at www.oswego.edu/ricecreek.