for your hard work in spreading the message of invasive species. Your knowledge
and experience in communicating about invasive species is why we now ask you to
help us celebrate Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in Minnesota.
Week will be celebrated from May 22 through May 28 in Minnesota as a part of a nationwide effort. The purpose of EAB Awareness Week is to get the message out
about emerald ash borer, and in particular, how EAB moves by humans transporting
The last week in May was chosen to provide information about EAB and firewood before the start of the unofficial camping season--Memorial Day Weekend. Our theme for the week is: Keep our trees safe. Use MDA certified or local firewood.
Although you may already be educating your community about emerald ash borer, here are a few suggestions to reach audiences you may have missed:
- Talk to your church or local hotel/motel and ask them to post a message on the outdoor sign
- Facebook post and tweet about emerald ash borer awareness week
Ask these groups if you can set-up a talk with for for them: Chamber of commerce, Boy or Girl Scouts, Kiwanis, Junior League, Fraternities or sororities, Audubon Societies, Local schools, Tree boards
- Alert your local television/newspaper/radio station
- Contact a local business or college to spell out something like "no EAB" via window lights or window shades.
A power point and outreach materials are available to those who request them through the Arrest the Pest Hotline. The Minnesota EAB crew