You’ve likely heard about invasive species before; do nutria, phragmites, emerald ash borer, or blue catfish ring a bell? These are all commonly known invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay region, but they are just the tip of the iceberg. The Chesapeake Bay Program notes that there are over 200 known or possible invasive species in the watershed. What does that number mean for the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and restoration efforts? 

Join us on Wednesday, November 17th, from 12-1 pm, to explore spotted lanternfly and the invasive plants threatening our forests.


  • Amy Korman, Horticulture Extension Educator, Penn State Extension
  • Ryan Davis, Pennsylvania Forests Projects Manager, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded. By joining this webinar, you are consenting to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, please discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here:

About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We launched the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources.

The lunchtime seminars will invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.

Learn more about what we accomplished in 2020 in our annual report.