Maine Forest Service is offering a free workshop, Managing Upland Invasive Plants in Your Woodland, Thursday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The morning session will be held at Unity Barn Raisers building, 32 School St.,  with the afternoon session at Sebasticook Regional Land Trust’s Kanokolus Bog Preserve.

This workshop is for landowners, foresters, land managers, pesticide applicators and others interested in learning how to identify, manage and control common invasive plants in woodlands. The workshop consists of a classroom session in the morning and an afternoon field program. Presenters include: Nancy Olmstead, Maine Natural Areas Program; Gary Fish, Maine Pesticides Control Board; Nancy Sferra, The Nature Conservancy; and Ronald Lemin, Crop Production Services – Timberland Division. The field session will be hosted by Sebasticook Regional Land Trust on one of their nearby properties.

Please bring a lunch! Field session is rain or shine, attendees should dress accordingly.

Registration is required as space is limited. To register, contact Rose Zoller, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, at rose@sebasticookrlt.org or 948-3766.

The workshop is sponsored by The Kennebec Woodland Partnership, Maine Forest Service, and Sebasticook Regional Land Trust.