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MNPS Monthly Program: Invader Detectives by Damien Ossi and Megan Carr

  • 11/28/2023
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • Zoom login information will be sent in the confirmation email.

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Speaker: Damien Ossi and Megan Carr


We can accommodate the first 300 people who enter the Zoom meeting at the meeting time. After you register, you will receive a registration confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting. Registering does not guarantee a space in the Zoom meeting. 

The Invader Detectives program provides a platform for citizen scientists to assist in discovering, documenting, and tracking non-native invasive species that have yet to become well-established in a particular area. These observations assist land managers with identifying emerging threats to habitats, and facilitates early detection and rapid response to these threats.

Damien Ossi is a Wildlife Biologist with the D.C. Government. He was instrumental in creating the National Capital PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management). He is also on the Board of the Mid-Atlantic Invasive Plant Council, where he previously served as President. Megan Carr is an Urban Forester with the Baltimore City Rec & Parks Urban Forestry Division. She specializes in invasive vegetation management in urban areas. She is also a member of the Maryland Invasive Species Council.

Zoom opens at 7:00PM for pre-program board update and member Q&A. Presentations begin at 7:30PM and generally run until 8:45PM. 

The program is free and open to the public.

This will be recorded and available on our Webinars page.

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