Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Berkshire Atheneum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Old Sturbridge Village, Visitors Center Theater
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA
At these meetings, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR), the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and the USDA’s Forest Service will address the implications surrounding the recent discovery of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in western Massachusetts.
Central to these meetings is the issue of establishing a quarantine boundary within the state that would restrict the movement of certain wood products under certain conditions. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session, and general feedback will be elicited to help guide the state’s actions as it moves forward with responding to the discovery of this destructive pest.
If you have questions about the public meeting, please call 617-626-4974 or email DCR.Updates@state.ma.us.