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Plants, Imports and US Customs

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

| Free

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“Plants, Imports and US Customs” with JoAnn Wicks, US Customs and Border Patrol

Ever wonder what plants and food items can legally be brought into the US when traveling abroad. Why does US Customs confiscate the orange you left in your bag for a snack? Do you remember how Emerald Ash Borer came to the US? It was through Detroit in packing material. Why does US Customs require a permit for the cut flowers or crafted wreath made of straw? Did you know Denver International Airport is also known as the Port of Denver? JoAnn Winks will present the important requirements of importing plants into the US and enlighten us with a few stories of smuggling attempts.

JoAnn Winks is the Assistant Port Director of Trade with US Customs and Border Protection at the Area Port of Denver at Denver International Airport. She and her team work to protect America’s agriculture industry and the nation’s food supply from global threats and unknowing smugglers of animal and plant diseases. Don’t miss this interesting program!

For walking directions to the Plant Society Building at Denver Botanic Gardens where our meetings are held, click HERE.  

Please let the gift shop staff know you’re attending the Denver Rose Society meeting. Meetings are always open to guests and visitors at no charge. We welcome you!

If you require a wheelchair to get to the meeting, please call Denver Botanic Gardens at least a day before to make arrangements 720 865-3500.


October 13, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Denver Rose Society


Denver Botanic Gardens – Plant Society Building
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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