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Simmons to Host Informational Meeting about Spotted Lanternfly Threat
3/20/2018
COOPERSBURG – In light of the continued growth of the spotted lanternfly quarantine area, Rep. Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh/Montgomery/Northampton) is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. to provide information to area residents about this invasive species and the efforts to halt its spread. The public event will be held in the Upper Perkiomen High School auditorium, 2 Walt Road in Pennsburg.

“Our meeting will feature experts from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Penn State Extension,” said Simmons. “In addition to a summary of the spotted lanternfly’s biology, the quarantine and the ongoing control efforts, the presentation will include information about steps that home and property owners can take to protect their properties. I encourage any residents who are concerned about the threat posed by this insect to attend.”

The spotted lanternfly is indigenous to Southeast Asia and was first spotted in the United States in 2014 in Berks County. The insect is considered to be a threat to Pennsylvania’s agricultural and forestry industries.

The quarantine area was recently expanded to include 13 Pennsylvania counties. Lehigh, Montgomery and Northampton counties are part of the quarantine area, as are Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Monroe, Philadelphia and Schuylkill counties.

For additional information about the meeting, please contact Simmons’ Red Hill office at (215) 679-3152.

Representative Justin Simmons
131st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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