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Conferences and Events

Provides upcoming Conferences and Events related to invasive species. The calendar displays events for previous years (by selecting dates) which can be helpful in finding relevant experts and papers.

See also: Calendars and Meetings for invasive species-related conference calendars on other Web sites, and Public Awareness Campaigns for additional awareness-related events; current events are listed below.

Please Note: If you would like to suggest an invasive species-related conference or event for inclusion on our calendar, please Contact Us.

Public Awareness Events

  • Guard Your Green: Invasive Plant Pests Threaten Your Community’s Trees and Gardens

    • Apr 5, 2024
    • USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    • The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) proclaims April 2024 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. During this month, we are encouraging everyone—whether you’re a gardener or a camper, a bug enthusiast or a student, a traveler, or an online shopper—to learn about the danger of invasive plant pests and what you can do to help. During the month, we are sharing information on curbing the spread of these pests to foster a healthier environment and protect our food supply.

  • Earth Day

    • Nature Conservancy.

    • Earth Day is April 22, 2024. Join us in celebrating the inspiring work of young changemakers. See how you can act for planet Earth today. How to Help? Find Volunteer Opportunities Near You and help a preserve remove invasive species or collect data. Or virtually volunteer your professional skills.

  • The Great Chesapeake Invasives Count

    • Coastal Conservation Association Maryland.

    • Report your catch of invasive fish species (northern snakehead, blue catfish, flathead catfish) in the Chesapeake Watershed for a chance to win great prizes! The Great Chesapeake Invasives Count is an annual angling-based effort (April 1, 2024-March 31, 2025)  to provide important data to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, USFWS, and other management agencies on what you're seeing on the water. Information related to the number of fish you catch during a given time, as well as the length and weight of the fish you catch is important to fishery managers. It is also vital to investigate the feeding habits of invasive fish to help understand the short and long-term impacts that their existence may cause on native species. It is important that the public recognizes the impacts that these species can have on our natural ecosystems, and does not continue the spread of these fish.

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