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Connecticut To Campers: Do Not Bring Firewood In

Asian Longhorned Beetle
The Asian Long Horned Beetle.

  Connecticut environmental officials are asking campers from neighboring states not to bring in their own firewood into campsites.  

Environmental Protection officials warn say bringing in firewood can spread invasive pests like the Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer, which spend much of their lifecycle as larvae inside tree limbs and branches.
The nearest infestation of the Asian Longhorned is within 30 miles in Massachusetts, where more than 34,000 trees have been affected and cut down.
Connecticut has been ravaged by the Ash Borer and restricts moving untreated firewood out-of state to New York and Rhode Island.
For detailed information on CT regulations on movement of firewood, click here.
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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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