DELRAY BEACH, Florida & SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—A new bilingual website by the Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC), a nonprofit dedicated to the protection, restoration, and long-term management of biodiversity, was launched on December 15, 2015 at an event at the Doña Inés Park of the Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Sentinel Plant Network
Minimizing the impact of serious pests and diseases boils down to three principles…
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In addition to using the resources below to engage staff and volunteers, we also need you to help educate your community members about the impact of serious plant pests and diseases, the importance of early detection and the role of citizen science. Sentinel Plant Network gardens should regularly offer classes that provide this overview, introduce attendees to the First Detector Network and encourage them to become involved by creating an account, completing their training online and become a certified First Detector.
For members of the Sentinel Plant Network, getting diagnostic support is as simple as 1, 2, 3…
Who is eligible to participate in the Sentinel Plant Network?
Any garden that is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and has completed the program’s Letter of Support can participate in the Sentinel Plant Network.
The Sentinel Plant Network now includes over 220 member gardens across 46 states, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico. Explore this map or check out the state-by-state listings below it to find a Sentinel Plant Network garden near you!