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2018 Annual Meeting Registration Is Now Open!

2018 Annual Meeting Registration Is Now Open!

Register now for DISC’s 2018 Annual Meeting! The Delaware Invasive Species Council’s annual meeting covers a full range of invasive species, including aquatic and terrestrial plants, animals and pathogens that impact native species and threaten Delaware’s natural resources, economy, an quality of life. Join government agencies, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, community leaders and others in strengthening awareness of invasive species prevention and management through information sharing and collaboration at the meeting!

NISAW 2018: Tree-of-Heaven

NISAW 2018: Tree-of-Heaven

February 26 through March 2, 2018 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 Tree-of-Heaven. Click the image below for a full .pdf version, and please spread the word!

NISAW 2018: Amynthas spp. Earthworms

NISAW 2018: Amynthas spp. Earthworms

February 26 through March 2, 2018 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 (or genus, in this case) is Amynthas spp. Earthworms. Click the image below for a full .pdf version, and please spread the word!

NISAW 2018: Chinese Silver Grass

NISAW 2018: Chinese Silver Grass

February 26 through March 2, 2018 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 Chinese Silver Grass. Click the image below for a full .pdf version, and please spread the word!    

NISAW 2018- Spotted Lanternfly

NISAW 2018- Spotted Lanternfly

February 26 through March 2, 2018 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 Spotted Lanternfly. Click the image below for a full .pdf version, and please spread the word!  

NISAW 2018: Japanese Barberry

NISAW 2018: Japanese Barberry

February 26 through March 2, 2018 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 Japanese Barberry. Click the image below for a full .pdf version, and please spread the word!

NISAW 2018: White-Nose Syndrome

NISAW 2018: White-Nose Syndrome

February 26 through March 2, 2018 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 White-Nose Syndrome. Click the image below for a full .pdf version, and please spread the word!

Meet the 2018-2019 Board!

Meet the 2018-2019 Board!

Chair – Marcia Fox, DNREC Vice Chair – Linda Bailey Secretary – Rick Mickowski, New Castle County Conservation District Treasurer – Stephen Hauss, DDA, Plant Industries Chair, Education Committee – Kate O’Hanlon Chair, Research & Grants – Edna Stetzar, DNREC, Fish & Wildlife Parliamentarian – Ashley Melvin, DDA, Delaware Forest Service Member at Large – Ashley Kroon, DNREC, Delaware State Parks Member at Large – George Schurter, Mt. Cuba Center Member at Large – Blake Moore, DDA, Plant Industries Member…

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February 15, 2018 Annual Meeting and Board Nominees!

February 15, 2018 Annual Meeting and Board Nominees!

In lieu of our all-day conference normally held in October, DISC will be holding a half-day meeting on February 15, from 9am-1pm at the Delaware Department of Agriculture. Our tentative agenda includes three speakers and lunch will be catered by Mission BBQ. We are still working on DDA pesticide credits for these speakers and will advertise them once awarded. This meeting will also serve as DISC’s Annual Business Meeting and will include a vote on a new slate of board…

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Now Accepting Board Nominations!

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)…

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