Georgian Court University

Conference Success Story.  Early Detection, Rapid Response In Action

Email sent via i-phone from Jonathan Chase at NPS to all Conference Participants:

Date September 28, 2009.

Greetings all,

I returned from the conference and began an annual search for Seabeach Amaranth here at Assateague Island National Seashore (Maryland and Virginia) and guess what i found...Beach Vitex. It was in a dune swale on our North end of the Maryland portion of the seashore. It was just a little guy, but thanks to you guys I was tuned in, turned on and it will soon be dropping out!

Thanks very much all,
Jonathan Chase

The story about Jon Chase's discovery of Beach Vitex was featured in USA today on Thursday October 14, 2009, (, though sadly, without mentioning the role our conference played in that process

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