Agriculture specialists with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Area Port of Seattle) will offer an overview of their program’s work to intercept agricultural invasive species on incoming cargo. An overview of current wood-boring pests of concern will be highlighted. Additionally, the speakers will discuss the intersection with their work at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where they conduct inspections at the International Arrivals terminal. Finally, the ‘Don’t Pack a Pest’ campaign will be introduced, including ways the public can help reduce the chance of bringing back unwanted hitchhikers in their food, luggage, and souvenirs. Register here.
Date: March 1, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm-2:00 pm