Federal Agency Fair
4p: Event starts
Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Branch of Aquatic Invasive Species, National Wildlife Refuge Service, U.S. Geological Survey; U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, National Agricultural Library and Systematic Entomology Laboratory; and the National Invasive Species Council
5p: Food service starts.
Welcoming Remarks: Rick Otis
Invasive Species Caucus: Congressional Members Rep Michael Thompson (CA) and Rep Stefanik (NY)
Federal Agency Representative: Jamie Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council (NISC) Secretariat, Washington, DC
Award presentation: (10 mins)
Todd Neel (USFS) Synopsis of Rita Beard’s career
Annie Simpson (USGS) announcement of FICMNEW’s Jerry Asher National Invasive Plant Management Memorial Award to Rita Beard and presentation of multi-partner gift to Beard family.
6p: Program ends
7p: Reception ends; clear out