Upcoming Division of Fish & Wildlife Volunteer Project: Woodland Beach Wineberry Weed-out – Dec. 10

Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org

Photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org

Woodland Beach Wineberry Weed-out
Saturday, December 10, 9 am – 12 pm

Woodland Beach Wildlife Area (Meet at the parking lot at the end of Woodland Beach Rd.)

Project Description: Wineberry is an invasive plant that is covering and pushing out native plants in an important wildlife habitat at the Woodland Beach Wildlife Area. This is a unique, rich woods habitat that is uncommon on Delaware’s Coastal Plain and harbors a variety of special plants. Join us as we work to remove the invasive wineberry and restore the native plants in this great habitat!

What to Bring/Wear: Work gloves will be provided but volunteers may also bring their own.

Age Requirement: Volunteers for this project must be at least 15 years old. Those under the age of 18 must provide a parental consent form. An adult must accompany volunteers under the age of 16.

Contact: Volunteers are asked to pre-register with contact information in case of inclement weather leading to postponement. For more information or to volunteer for this event, contact Julia Adams at 302-735-3608 or julia.adams@state.de.us.

A Free Public Lecture by Internationally Known Ecologist Daniel Simberloff


2016 Annual Meeting Photos

A few snapshots of the day!

Job Opportunity: Natural Lands Intern with Benefits at Winterthur


JOB TITLE: Natural Lands Intern with benefits Jan-Oct 2017

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Will gain knowledge and hands-on experience working with environmental projects in fields, streams/ponds, wildlife and woodland areas. The intern will have the opportunity to work with the Horticulture staff responsible for implementing proper management practices, exploring new practices, and maintaining outlying areas throughout Winterthur. Housing available on site.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Minimum education: Enrolled in an accredited Conservation program, Natural Resource Management program, or has successfully completed related curriculum. Minimum experience: Ability to express ideas clearly, orally and in writing. Ability to operate hand and power equipment safely. Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record. Ability to execute oral and written directions. Basic knowledge of environmental terminology & practices. Minimum experience: 6 months educational and/or field experience in the study of conservation, environmental or related field.

Visit http://www.winterthur.org/?p=778 to apply!

Pesticide CEUs for the 2016 Annual Meeting

Here is an up-to-date list of the Delaware pesticide CEUs available for the 2016 Annual Meeting:

  • Aquatic (5A) – 3 credits
  • Right-of-Way (06) – 3 credits


sheets will be available after the last presentation.

Conference Agenda



Annual Meeting Registration Deadline Extended!



The deadline to register for the 2016 Annual Meeting has been extended to October 12, 2016!

Don’t miss out on a full and informative agenda, as well as a DISC members-only networking happy hour after the meeting (see below)!  Register here!

Join us for a special networking event for DISC members* following the Annual Meeting at Fraizer’s Restaurant in downtown Dover!

Network with fellow invasive species professionals on Fraizer’s outdoor patio, which overlooks the adjacent Mirror Lake Restoration Project, while enjoying some complimentary hors d’oeuvres!

Food will be available from 4 – 7 PM at Fraizer’s Restaurant and Bar, 9 East Loockerman Street, Dover. This event will immediately follow the meeting.

We hope you will join us!

*Membership is included with annual meeting registration


Register Now for the 2016 Annual Meeting!


There’s still plenty of time to register for our 2016 Annual Meeting on October 19!!

Click here to visit our registration page

Visit the 2016 Annual Meeting page for more details!

A Call to Action: 2016–2018 NISC Management Plan


“The NISC Management Plan is a call to collective action. It enables us to know where to place our priorities and where to invest in the future. The threats invasive species pose to American assets and security warrant an urgent response backed by the full commitment of NISC and its partners.”

Visit https://www.doi.gov/invasivespecies/call-action-2016-2018-nisc-management-plan to download the full management plan.

REMINDER: Call for Abstracts Deadline This Friday, SEPTEMBER 2ND!


Reminder!  The call for abstracts for the 2016 DISC Annual Meeting is this Friday, September 2nd!  Oral presenters receive a 25% discount on registration and membership.

Interested presenters are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations or poster displays. Conference planners are hoping for a broad selection of posters and a variety of topics.  Topics can include (but are not limited to):

  • impacts, distribution, and prevention of invasive Species;
  • early detection or rapid response;
  • invasive species control or management;
  • habitat restoration


Visit the 2016 Annual Meeting page for more details!