For immediate release: Feb 01, 2011
Posted by: [DNR]
Contact: Phil Marshall
Phone: (317) 232-4189

Gypsy moth public meetings postponed

Winter weather has forced postponement of the DNR public meetings on gypsy moth treatments that were scheduled for today through Feb. 3, in Valparaiso, Decatur, LaCrosse and Peru.

The meeting that was scheduled for tonight in Valparaiso at the Porter County Library is postponed until Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. at the library.

The meeting scheduled for Adams County Public Library in Decatur for Wednesday, Feb.2, is postponed until Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. at the library.

The meeting scheduled for the Lacrosse Public Library in LaCrosse for Wednesday, Feb. 2, is postponed but not yet rescheduled.  A date and time will be announced later at gypsymoth.IN.gov.

The meeting at the Miami State Recreation Area scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3, is postponed until Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at the same site.

Updated meeting locations and times follow. All times are EST, except where indicated.

Porter County - site names - 350 East, 350 East Btk Core
Feb. 8 @ 6 p.m. CST
Porter County Library
103 Jefferson Street,
Valparaiso, IN

Adams County  - site name - Wren
Feb. 5 @ 2 p.m.
Adams County Public Library
128 S. 3rd Street,
Decatur, IN

La Porte/Starke counties - site name - Bigler Road
To be announced

Miami/Wabash counties - site names - Mississinewa North, Mississinewa South
Feb. 9 @ 6 p.m.
Miami State Recreation Area
4673 S 625 E,
Peru, IN

While open to anyone, the meetings will be geared toward residents of the sites listed above that have been identified as having gypsy moth infestations. 

At the meetings, personnel from the DNR divisions of Entomology & Plant Pathology and Forestry NR will propose options for treatment. The representatives also will welcome questions and comments.

Those who can't attend a meeting can view gypsymoth.IN.gov for treatment area maps, and further information about gypsy moths. 

Written comments may be submitted to DNR, 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 runs through Feb. 25 at 4:30 p.m. EST.

 

 

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