Before gypsy moth treatments begin, local officials and the public are notified of our proposal, and public meeting are conducted in the treatment areas as part of an environmental assessment process. These public meetings not only allow us to explain what is proposed and why, but allows citizens to have their comments included in the assessment. We emphasize that this is a proposal. The final treatment decision comes at the end of this process, when the environmental assessment is signed by representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, the USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, and other cooperating agencies.

2019 Proposed Treatment Area Citizen Engagement

Treatment Area

Date

Time

Location

Chisholm

February 20, 2019

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Chisholm City Hall
316 W Lake St, Chisholm, MN 55719

Stillwater

February 26, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Stillwater City Hall
216 4th St N, Stillwater, MN 55082

Lakeville

Citizens with questions should contact Marissa Streifel at marissa.streifel@state.mn.us or 651-201-6096.

 

U.S. Postal carrier routes are used to identify residents within the proposed treatment area, and the MDA attempts to notify everyone in the area by mail. Because treatments are weather dependent, exact spray dates are estimated. Exact dates and times will be announced as soon as possible through local media, the MDA's toll-free telephone line (1-888-545-6684) and on this website. Local law enforcement, health departments, schools, and hospitals will also be notified.