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Emerald Ash Borer To Be Discussed In Area Meetings

Last updated on Wednesday, March 4, 2009

(UNDATED) - With infestations of the emerald ash borer moving into Monroe and Brown Counties, local officials have established community meetings in Bloomington and Nashville to discuss what that means with local residents.

The first meeting will be at 7:00pm tonight at the Brown County Public Library in Nashville, and two meetings will be held in Bloomington, both Thursday, March 5th, at 3:00 and 7:00pm at Bloomington City Hall in the Showers Building.

State and federal officials will be joining representatives from Purdue University in discussing the impact the emerald ash borer has on the community.

Purdue entomologist Jodie Ellis, who will be along with the meetings, suspects the insect arrived in Monroe and Brown Counties about 3-4 years ago in firewood carried by unsuspecting campers.

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