Posted by Susan Wilson on Feb 15, 2016
On Tuesday, February 16, the Rocky Point Rotary Club welcomed guest speaker, John Wernet, DEC Forester for Region 1 (Nassau/Suffolk).
 
John spoke briefly about the southern pine beetle, first confirmed on Long Island in the fall 2014.  To date, these beetles have killed thousands of acres of pines across the nation.  John shared that the beetles have now infested much more of Long Island than previously thought.
 
John is looking forward to returning on May 10 to the club and will share visuals of the beetle and its destruction.
 
Thank you, Rotarian Linda Albo, for inviting Mr. Wernet to speak to the club.