Now Accepting Board Nominations!

In accordance with DISC’s bylaws, our October 2017 Annual Meeting (date and location TBD) will bring a full Board election.  Our current Chair, Ashley Peebles, has served two consecutive, successful terms, and is therefore ineligible for re-election. Thank you, Ashley, for your service to DISC!  Linda Bailey is the current Vice-Chair, and Marcia Fox is serving as both the Parliamentarian and interim Secretary-Treasurer, following Rebecca Bobola’s departure last December.

DISC is accepting nominations for ALL positions (Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary-Treasurer, and Parliamentarian) for our upcoming election.  If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone with a passion for protecting Delaware’s ecosystems from invasive species, please send nominees to Marcia.Fox@state.de.us by September 15, 2017.

DISC is always looking for fresh faces from our membership to become more actively involved with the organization.  This allows for new ideas for DISC meetings, outreach events, membership engagement, etc., and is an invaluable part of the growth and sustainability of DISC.  In addition, Board involvement is an excellent networking and career-building opportunity.  Keep in mind that although many of our Board members work for State agencies like DNREC and DDA, those credentials are NOT necessary to serve on the Board!

We hope you, as DISC members, will consider yourselves and your colleagues for nomination!


 

Register NOW for our 3rd Quarterly Board Meeting and Lecture (with 3 DE Pesticide Credits)

Mark your calendars!  Our next quarterly board meeting will be held July 13, 2017 from 9am to 12pm.  Our meeting will kick off with a lecture from the infamous Rob Line entitled: Wild Lands Management; Where We have Been and What Lies Ahead

The Delaware Department of Agriculture will be awarding one pesticide credit each for the following Categories:  03 – Ornamental and Turf Pest Control, 5A – Aquatic, and 03 – Ornamental & Turf

This event is FREE for DISC members, but registration is required, as space is limited! Non-members are also welcome for a $10 fee (DISC membership is included). [**DISC Membership was included with 2016 Annual Meeting registration**]

We encourage everyone to stay for our general business meeting to discover ways to become more actively involved with DISC!

Register here!

Date: July 13, 2017

Location: Delaware Department of Agriculture

Meeting: 9am -12pm

  • Guest Speaker 9am -10am
    • Speaker: Rob Line, Delaware Department of Natural Resources (retired)
    • Title: Wild Lands Management; Where We have Been and What
      Lies Ahead
    • Credits awarded: 1 each  (5A, 02, 03)
  • General business 10am -12pm

 

Register Now for Our Quarterly Board Meeting and Lecture (with DE Pesticide Credits!)

There is still time to register for our next quarterly board meeting and lecture on April 6th!


Mark your calendars!  Our next quarterly board meeting will be held April 6, 2017 from 9am to 12pm.  Prior to our general business meeting will be a talk by Dr. Sue Barton entitled Sustainable Landscape Management: Controlling Invasives and Reducing Pests. One pesticide credit (Category 03: Ornamental and Turf Pest Control) will be awarded to DE licensed pesticide applicators.

This event is FREE for DISC members, but registration is required, as space is limited! Non-members are also welcome for a $10 fee (DISC membership is included).

We encourage everyone to stay for our general business meeting to discover ways to become more actively involved with DISC!


Register here!

Date: April 6, 2017

Location: State Street Commons, 100 W. Water Street, Dover, DE 19904

Meeting: 9am -12pm

  • Guest Speaker 9am -10am
    • Speaker: Sue Barton, Ph.D.  Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Delaware
    • Title: Sustainable Landscape Management: Controlling Invasives and Reducing Pests
    • Credits awarded: 1 (03 Ornamental and Turf Pest Control)
  • General business 10am -12pm

 

Next Quarterly Board Meeting and FREE Pesticide Credits for DISC Members!

Mark your calendars!  Our next quarterly board meeting will be held April 6, 2017 from 9am to 12pm.  Prior to our general business meeting will be a talk by Dr. Sue Barton entitled Sustainable Landscape Management: Controlling Invasives and Reducing Pests. One pesticide credit (Category 03: Ornamental and Turf Pest Control) will be awarded to DE licensed pesticide applicators.

This event is FREE for DISC members, but registration is required, as space is limited! Non-members are also welcome for a $10 fee (DISC membership is included).

We encourage everyone to stay for our general business meeting to discover ways to become more actively involved with DISC!


Register here!

Date: April 6, 2017

Location: State Street Commons, 100 W. Water Street, Dover, DE 19904

Meeting: 9am -12pm

  • Guest Speaker 9am -10am
    • Speaker: Sue Barton, Ph.D.  Associate Professor and Extension Specialist, University of Delaware
    • Title: Sustainable Landscape Management: Controlling Invasives and Reducing Pests
    • Credits awarded: 1 (03 Ornamental and Turf Pest Control)
  • General business 10am -12pm

 


Happy New Year & Our Next Quarterly Board Meeting

The DISC Board sends its well-wishes as we transition to a Happy New Year!  We appreciate your support and attendance to the 2016 DISC Annual Meeting!  Be sure to check out our 2016 year in review: A Look Back at 2016…

Our next quarterly board meeting will be held Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 9am at Blackbird Creek Reserve in Smyrna (address and directions below).  Please consider attending and getting involved!

January 26, 2017 Meeting Agenda

2017 Business Items

  • Vacant Secretary/Treasurer position (please contact Ashley.peebles@state.de.us if you would like more information)
  • 2017 NISAW (National Invasive Species Awareness Week) Feb 19-25
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Invasive Species Removal Day, May 6, 2017
  • Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species 2017 Grant
  • 2017 Outreach events

 

Blackbird Creek Reserve: 801 Blackbird Landing Rd, Townsend, DE 19734

Directions to Blackbird Creek Stewardship Center Office


Next Quarterly Board Meeting is TOMORROW!

Just a reminder, our next Quarterly Board Meeting is tomorrow! All members are welcome to attend.  We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 9am
Blackbird Creek Reserve
801 Blackbird Landing Rd.
Townsend, DE 19734

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DISC Quarterly Board Meeting

Please join us for our next Quarterly Board meeting!  We hope to see you there!

Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 9am

Blackbird Creek Reserve

801 Blackbird Landing Rd

Townsend, DE 19734


DISC Quarterly Board Meeting

Happy Spring!

Our next Quarterly Board Meeting will be held Monday, April 25, 2016 at 10am in the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) building.  DDA address and January 27, 2016 Quarterly Meeting minutes are below.  We hope you can join us!


Board Meeting Minutes – Jan 27 2016


Delaware Department of Agriculture Building

2320 S Dupont Hwy

Dover, DE 19901