Friday, July 12, 2013

3 Pesticide CEU's!! July 18, 2013 at Disney Wilderness Preserve, Kissimmee $10 by July 15

Sorry for multiple posts-

Approved CEU’s:  Core 482 = 1, Core 487 = 1, LCLM = 2, LL&O = 2,  AQU = 2, FOR = 2, NWM = 2, O&T = 2, PVT = 2, ROW = 2


Get CEU’s and learn about possible activities as we reorganize our local CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area)


Flier attached, please share with others who may be interested in visiting Disney Wilderness Preserve

Space is limited for the Swamp Buggy Tour, first registered, first served.

Register and pay online at

For more information, contact:  Eleanor Foerste, or Ashley Fluke,                 ph:321-697-3000



July 18, 2013  9 am to 3 pm

Invasive Species Management through

Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMA’S)

$10 Early Registration by July 15 (lunch and CEU’s- applied for) $15 after July 15


The Nature Conservancy's Disney Wilderness Preserve

2700 Scrub Jay Trail

Kissimmee, FL 34759

9:00  am               Refreshments and Registration

9:15 am                Welcome and Introductions

9:30 am                What is a CWMA? CISMA? FISP? FISWG?   Show me the money!

10:00 am              Invasive Species Management Tour of DWP- Debi Stone, Eleanor Foerste, Ashley Fluke

Take a buggy ride tour at The Disney Wilderness Preserve and learn the land management history of the preserve, invasive species identification, the invasive species management program overview and specific invasive treatment projects.  Specific topics will include: historical land uses and invasive species threats, wetland and groundcover restoration projects, re-introduction of fire as a species management tool, prioritization framework for the invasive species  program, invasive species treatment history, field identification of species such as cogongrass, natal grass, torpedo grass and Wright’s nutrush, and tour of treatment projects of torpedo grass, cogongrass and natal grass.

Noon                     Lunch on site (included in registration fee)

12:30 pm              Invasive Species Identification- Early Detection and Rapid Response (EDRR)-Eleanor Foerste, Ashley Fluke, Debi Stone

Hands on activity to confirm identification of invasive species samples with explanation of EDRR efforts in Florida and how to become involved.


1:30 pm                Vehicle Decontamination – Debi Stone

The first part of this training will take place in the classroom, will cover the benefits and concerns of vehicle and smaller equipment decontamination and will include a brief review of the vehicle decontamination guidelines or policies of several different organizations such as Florida DEP, Montana State University Extension, FISP and Bureau of Reclamation.  The second part of this training will take place at the wash station on site, where staff will give a decontamination demonstration on a truck and a Polaris Ranger.


2:30                        CISMA Steering Committee Meeting

Register and pay online at  For more information, contact:

Eleanor Foerste, or Ashley Fluke, ph:321-697-3000


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University of Florida IFAS Extension in Osceola County

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Kissimmee, FL 34744


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