Date(s) - Mon Jun 21, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Registration Required. Zoom Registration information to be announced.
Did you know that many of the plants that are most invasive in local natural areas originally arrived as ornamental garden plants? Join Shelly Stusick from the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN) to learn about the innovative program, “Go Beyond Beauty” which encourages the removal of high-priority invasive species from use and sale. She will also discuss invasive species resources for gardeners and the impending statewide expansion of “Go Beyond Beauty”. Q & A portion to follow.
BIO: Originally from Grand Rapids, MI, Shelly Stusick joined the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN) in 2020 as their Go Beyond Beauty Specialist. She has a bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management from Grand Valley State University and most recently has completed two terms with the Leelanau Conservancy as a Stewardship Technician through Huron Pines’ AmeriCorps program. Throughout that time, she has gardened for a local small business and is a MSU Extension Master Gardener trainee. In her free time, Shelly enjoys camping, rock hounding, watching Jeopardy, any time spent with dogs and, unsurprisingly, gardening.