University of Maryland Extension

Health Hazards and Benefits of Woodlands: New Approaches to Old Threats

Workshop flyer
When: 
Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Where: 
Fox Haven Farm & Learning Center
Address: 
3630 Poffenberger Rd
Jefferson, MD 21755
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
Frederick & Washington County Forestry Boards
Description/Notes: 

Learn more about ticks, tick-borne illnesses, and the medical benefits of time spent in forests at this informational workshop being provided by the Frederick and Washington County Forestry Boards.

Spending time in woodlands may have its hazards but also has many benefits. Ticks may be a hazard to people and animals since they are known to spread illness, including Lyme disease. Maryland has at least 6 types of ticks (including the recently introduced Asian longhorned tick). Not every tick bite transmits disease, but it is important to recognize ticks that commonly bite
humans. Despite the risks of acute and chronic illness, the Centers for Disease Control highly recommends everyone spend more time in natural environments. Time spent in nature has been proven to promote heafth (physical, mental, emotional) and prevent disease. This seminar addresses tick identification, tick-borne ilfnesses including Lyme disease (prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment) and the many benefits of spending time in the wild.

For more information, click the link below.

Cost: 
$25.00 per person until Oct. 18 - $35.00 afterwards
Contact: 
Aaron Cook
Contact Email: 
aaron.cook@maryland.gov
Contact Phone: 
301-791-4733
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