Monday, June 3, 2019

Public Open House on SLF Quarantine to be held in Winchester

Hello, everyone,
In my last post, I discussed the newly announced quarantine in Frederick County and Winchester for spotted lanternfly (SLF).  This invasive pest threatens our vineyard, orchard and hops industries, as well as forest trees and residential areas.

In the quarantine program, businesses must inspect and obtain a permit to move regulated articles out of the regulated area - currently including Winchester and Frederick County.  To move items within the regulated area, no permit is needed, but shipments will still need to be inspected.  While the quarantine goes into effect immediately, there is a 30-day grace period for businesses to come into compliance.  This includes an online training on identification of SLF, and best management practices to avoid moving SLF.

There will be an Open House educational meeting offered by VDACS on Thursday, June 6, at the Frederick County Public Safety Building, from 3-7PM.  The street address is 1080 Coverstone Drive, Winchester VA 26022.

This is a good opportunity to learn more about this important program intended to limit spread of this serious pest.


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