Tree Insects & Diseases: PEI

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. The page also […]

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Invasive species need to be at the ‘top of the radar’

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 start. “We’re an educational organization,” she said.“We really […]

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Invasive species in P.E.I. originate in gardens: council chair

Invasive species in P.E.I. originate in gardens: council chair 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 […]

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PEI Invasive Species Council calls on watershed groups for input

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.E.I. Wildlife Conservation Fund and the Friends of the Environment […]

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Invasive species can threaten P.E.I. economy

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 the sight of lupins as they stare out their window on a summer day.Though […]

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High hopes for fishing of invasive green crabs

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 […]

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Invasive species spotter program hopes to spot and stop problem plants

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 Thursday. People will be […]

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