Volunteer to Help Track and Eradicate Spotted Lanternfly

April 19, 2016

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect known to be established in Eastern Berks County and portions of Montgomery, Bucks and Chester Counties.  This insect has potential to severely impact a number of agricultural commodities.  Attempts are being made to eradicate this insect in the affected area.

Residents of municipalities included in the quarantine are encouraged to sign up as volunteers to band trees to trap and destroy this insect on their property. To participate, you must own property with a confirmed population of spotted lanternfly, and have Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven) trees.  Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) crews will service other targeted properties where volunteers are not available.

Volunteers must attend a training session to participate.

For more details, click here.

Comments are closed.

Mission Statement
To protect and improve the quality of life of the residents of Montgomery County and surrounding communities by providing, in cooperation with others, timely and efficient service, education, and technical guidance, for the wise use of our soil, water, and related resources.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8:15AM – 4:15PM