For immediate release: Jan 12, 2009
Posted by: [DNR]
Contact: Marty Benson
Phone: (317) 233-3853, cell (317) 696-9812

Gypsy Moth Treatment Public Meetings, Jan. 20-28

The DNR will conduct public meetings in Allen, Kosciusko and LaPorte counties from Jan. 20-28, to discuss the presence of the invasive gypsy moth insect, problems associated with infestations, and methods for dealing with the insect.
 
Meeting locations and times follow. All times are EST, except where indicated.:

Allen County
Jan. 20 @ 6 p.m.
University of St. Francis, North Campus
Former Abundant Life Tabernacle
2702 Spring St.
Fort Wayne, IN. 46808

Jan. 21 @ 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.
St. Joseph Township Hall/Fire Station
6033 Maplecrest Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Kosciusko County
Jan. 24 @ 3 p.m. and
Jan. 26 @ 3 p.m. & 6 p.m.
Warsaw Public Library
Meeting Room C
310 E. Main St.
Warsaw, IN 46580

LaPorte County
Jan. 28 @ 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. CST
LaPorte County Public Library
904 Indiana Ave.
LaPorte, IN 46350

While open to anyone, the meetings will be geared toward residents of the specific geographical areas listed below that have been identified as having infestations.

At the meetings, personnel from the Entomology & Plant Pathology and Forestry divisions of the DNR will propose options for treatment. The representatives also will welcome questions and comments.
 
Written comments may be submitted to Department of Natural Resources, Attn: Gypsy Moth, Division of Entomology & Plant Pathology, 402 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204, or e-mailed to: DEPP@dnr.IN.gov. The comment period ends Thursday, Feb. 12, at  4 p.m. EST.

Options for dealing with gypsy moth that will be discussed in detail at the meetings include:

Those unable to attend one of the public meetings will find and may view the meeting's PowerPoint presentation, a copy of the meeting content text sheet, a series of question-and-answer documents, as well as maps of the exact sites of concern and further information about the gypsy moth at http://www.IN.gov/dnr/entomolo.

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