Poison hemlock has been showing up throughout the County this spring and summer. All parts of the plant, especially the seeds, are extremely poisonous, even causing death to humans and livestock.  A single poison hemlock plant can produce over 30,000 seeds, rapidly taking over vast areas of a landscape.  Residents and farmers alike have been increasingly concerned about identifying and stopping the spread of this dangerous weed.


In response to this issue, Cumberland and Franklin Counties are combining forces to host, Trilby Libhart, State Botanist and Interim Invasive Species Council Coordinator, for an educational session on identifying, destroying, and preventing poison hemlock.


The session will be held on July 25, 2018 from 9AM to Noon at the Shippensburg Firefighters Activity Center. Government agencies, nonprofit organizations, farmers, residents and any other interested stakeholders are invited to attend the free event.

July 25, 2018

9AM to Noon

Shippensburg Firefighters Activity Center

33 West Orange Street, Shippensburg, PA