NISAW 2017 Invasive Species of the Day: Bradford Pear

February 27 through March 3, 2017 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week!  In recognition of NISAW, DISC will be posting an “Invasive Species of the Day” throughout the week.

Today’s highlighted species is the Bradford Pear. Click the image below for a full .pdf version, and please spread the word!


Bradford Pear. Click the image for a full .pdf!


NISAW 2017 Invasive Species of the Day: Blue Catfish

February 27 through March 3, 2017 is National Invasive Species Awareness Week!  In recognition of NISAW, DISC will be posting an “Invasive Species of the Day” throughout the week.

Today’s highlighted species is the Blue Catfish. Click the image below for a full .pdf version, and please spread the word!


Blue Catfish. Click the image for a full .pdf!


Grant Opportunity: Mid-Atlantic Panel for Aquatic Invasive Species Request for Proposals

In 2017, the MAPAIS is offering a small grants competition and encourages interested groups and individuals to submit proposals for possible funding. Broad participation from groups and individuals concerned about aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues in the mid-Atlantic region is encouraged!  A proposal submission must address an AIS problem as part of a one-year project.

Program priorities: The following elements are of high priority to the MAPAIS and should be considered in the preparation of proposals:

  • Activities that will increase public understanding of and compliance with the prevention and control of AIS
  • Clear description of proposed actions, products, and other deliverables
  • Relevance to the mission and priorities of MAPAIS
  • Regional significance
  • Leveraging of other funding sources

 

For more information and the full proposal solicitation, please visit http://www.midatlanticpanel.org/grant-and-funding-sources/ 

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS IS APRIL 3, 2017 AT 5PM!!


Invasion! (Penn State Ag Science Magazine)

Check out this article on invasive species in the Penn State Ag Science Magazine!  It features quotes from Art Gover, keynote speaker at our 2016 Annual Meeting.

Scientists and extension educators in the college battle invasive species.

Source: Invasion (Penn State Ag Science Magazine)


Mid-Atlantic Field Guide to Aquatic Invasive Speices

The Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania Sea Grant, and the Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species (MAPAIS) recently released a new field guide to aquatic invasive species of the Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania region.  This guide contains nearly 100 species, including 20-30 that are new species of concern to the Mid-Atlantic.  Funding was provided by MAPAIS’s Grants Competition.  Be on the look out for MAPAIS’s call for 2017 project proposals soon!

Electronic copies of the Mid-Atlantic Guide to Aquatic Invasive Species (low and high resolution .pdfs) are available on both the MAPAIS and Pennsylvania Sea Grant websites.

Mid-Atlantic Panel on Aquatic Invasive Species 

Pennsylvania Sea Grant