Date(s) - Mon Aug 17, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Invasive Species Action:
Best Practices to Protect Michigan’s Native Flora & Fauna from Intruders
Presented by Jessie Schulte, District Manager, Kent Conservation District
Invasive Exotic Plants are in our backyards! Come take a walk with Jessie Schulte behind Greenwood Cemetery and see the large extent and diversity of early detection invasive species. Many of the graves have been decorated with floral arrangements from landowners yards, spreading highly aggressive invasive species like wisteria. Learn how to identify several early detection species such as chocolate vine and black jetbead. You will also have an opportunity to cut and help treat invasive vines. Jessie will explain the many services the local Invasive Strike Team provides, keeping the team busy protecting our precious natural resources. What escapes from our yards can make a huge impact on our natural areas.
Banner photo: Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org