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Tree Insects & Diseases: PEI
Posted on April 6, 2016

PEIISC member, David Carmichael, has been working on another Facebook page (Tree Insects & Diseases: PEI) for a year now. The page features many photo albums with photos of various types of trees and pests. The albums can help you identify problems on your own trees and on trees in public places

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Invasive species need to be at the 'top of the radar'
Posted on March 24, 2016

The Guardian By Chris Gregory Beth Hoar wants Island environmentalists to have one thing, and that is awareness of invasive species.The chair of P.E.I.’s Invasive Species Council, says it is time to get the issue on people’s radars, and Thursday’s inaugural workshop was a great place to star

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Invasive species in P.E.I. originate in gardens: council chair
Posted on March 18, 2016

Periwinkle and goutweed are both invasive species often found in gardens What you plant in your garden could easily become an invasive plant in the wild, P.E.I.'s Invasive Species Council is warning. The council held its first annual general meeting in Charlottetown on Thursday, with a focus on ed

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PEI Invasive Species Council calls on watershed groups for input
Posted on January 27, 2016

Watershed organizations are a 'logical group to reach out to,' says invasive species council The province's watershed groups will come together Friday to discuss the challenges they face when working with invasive species. Hosted by the PEI Invasive Species Council (PEIISC) with funding from the P

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Invasive species can threaten P.E.I. economy
Posted on September 14, 2015

Invasive species can threaten P.E.I. economy (The Guardian) Maureen Coulter Published on September 14, 2015 Watershed group develops invasive species identification program to help the P.E.I. Invasive Species Council Along the picturesque winding roads in Prince Edward Island, many people enjoy

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High hopes for fishing of invasive green crabs
Posted on August 13, 2015

High hopes for fishing of invasive green crabs Invasive species could become lucrative commercial fishery CBC News Posted: Aug 13, 2015 7:06 AM ATLast Updated: Aug 13, 2015 7:06 AM AT P.E.I.’s first commercial green crab fishery is underway. Fourteen fishermen have been granted licences from t

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Invasive species spotter program hopes to spot and stop problem plants
Posted on July 23, 2015

Workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Farm Centre today CBC News Posted: Jul 23, 2015 7:05 AM ATLast Updated: Jul 23, 2015 7:05 AM AT There's a new way for Islanders to help keep invasive plants under control. The first P.E.I. Invasive Species Spotter's Network training workshop starts Thurs

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