Schweyer, Penn State Extension to hold spotted lanternfly forum Aug. 28

ALLENTOWN, Aug. 22 – State Rep. Peter Schweyer, D-Lehigh, and Penn State Extension are partnering to hold a public forum on the threat of the spotted lanternfly.

The forum will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at South Mountain Middle School, 709 W. Emaus Ave. No RSVP is needed.

Master gardeners from Penn State Extension will offer updates on combatting the spotted lanternfly and answer your questions. Attendees can learn more about this invasive insect and how they can help control its impact on the community.

The spotted lanternfly can threaten Pennsylvania’s agricultural crops such as grapes, hops and hardwoods, and is affecting the quality of life for residents in heavily infested areas, according to the Department of Agriculture.

This event is part of a series of public meetings Penn State Extension is holding across the state to inform residents about the spotted lanternfly and what they can do to stop its spread.