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Gardeners to learn how to prevent spread of invasive species
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UGA Invasive Species Coordinator Karan Rawlins will be the guest presenter at a Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners’ meeting this month.

UGA Invasive Species Coordinator Karan Rawlins will be the guest presenter at a Georgia Mountains Master Gardeners’ meeting this month.

Rawlins will speak on “Preventing the Introduction and Spread of Invasive Species in Georgia: How You Can Make a Difference.” The Master Gardeners’ meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13, at the Parks and Recreation Building in Dahlonega.

Among Rawlins’ many duties, she oversees the development of Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas and the development and training associated with the Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System in Georgia and across the United States. She also volunteers with citizen groups fighting invasive species and participates in conservation projects to preserve native habitats and the native species within those environments.

Rawlins is the president and conservation director of the Coastal Plain chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society and a member of the Georgia Botanical Society.

This event is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Juanita Tipton at 706-867-1835.

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