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The University of Illinois Extension Unit 18 has an extremely busy start to the year with 5 different seminars and workshops to come within the first three months. One of these, they are proud to host is their first detector work shop in late February. Andrew Holsinger, Horticulture Educator at the U of I said there is still room available for this full day workshop that teaches people about invasive species that are killing off native plants.

Holsinger said the damage invasive species can have can be horrible and irreparable if left untreated. He said a few to look out for include the Emerald Ash Borer, and a jumping worm.

The first detector workshop is set for February 23 from 9:00-4:00, with a $40 fee that includes instruction, lunch, and hands on training materials.


Holsinger appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Hometown Tour. 

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