Forest Pest First Detector Training



  • Volunteer Training
  • Workshop

Sponsoring Organization

Vt Urban & Community Forestry Program


28 N Main St, Waterbury, VT 05676

    • Forest Pest First Detector Training
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      Forest Pest First Detector Training

Enjoy spending time outdoors? Concerned about the health of Vermont’s forests?

Then we need YOUR help! Come volunteer as a First Detector! A FREE training will be held on Tuesday, April 18th from 9:30am- 2:30pm at the Waterbury Municipal Office.

We are training volunteers to:

  • inform the public about the tangible threat Vermont’s primary pests (namely the Asian longhorned beetle, emerald ash borer, and hemlock woolly adelgid) pose
  • prepare their communities for a response in the event of an infestation
  • screen potential pest sightings

Early detection of invasive pests mitigates the economic and ecological impact to forests and prevents pest populations from becoming established in the state. Come volunteer with us! YOU can help protect Vermont's forests! For more information, visit Forest Pest First Detector Program.  To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Gwen by April 4, 2017 so we may assist you.

Questions or to register, contact Gwen Kozlowski at or 802-651-8343, ext 506.