September 2017
Photo by: Rebecca Koteskey
Invasive Species Network News


The summer has come and gone. As always, it seems so quick to go, but we have the beautiful fall colors to look forward to. 

As the summer wraps up, so does the field season for ISN's survey technicians. We also have news of an upcoming Japanese barberry workbee and ISN's fall partner meeting. For further details, continue to read on below.

If you are looking to get involved with ISN, see our Volunteer Opportunities & Upcoming Events section below or on ISN's website .
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VolOppsvolopps2Volunteer Opportunities & Upcoming Events
  • Japanese Barberry Workbee- Rotary Park, Frankfort | Tuesday, October 3, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • ISN Fall Partner Meeting - Tuesday, October 31, 1:00-4:00pm
For more information on all ISN and partner-hosted events, including how to RSVP,  please visit our website .

surveySeasonal Survey Results

Did you know ISN survey technicians work throughout our service area? This includes, Grand Traverse, Benzie, Leelanau, and Manistee Counties. Their goal is to survey lakeshores, rivers, roads, and acreage for invasive species. All data collected is reviewed by ISN staff and reported to the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network (MISIN).

Their work is wrapping up and ISN wanted to fill you in on their summer accomplishments. During 2017's field season, ISN's survey technicians have completed 25 lakeshore miles, 50.5 river miles, 904 road miles, and 933 acres. 

They also found the first recorded Early Detection Species, black jetbead, in Grand Traverse County and a second location in Benzie county. ISN has sent out letters requesting permission to treat all three known locations of black jetbead, currently with one response and approval from the city of Frankfort. We hope to hear from the others soon to get this early detection species treated before its broad establishment. 

Thank you to ISN's 2017 survey technicians for a JOB WELL DONE!

Survey being conducted on Stephens Lake
Photo by: Sarah Green

Join us to remove Japanese barberry from downtown Frankfort! Located next to City Hall, on Main St., this beautiful park is full of barberry and we want to remove the plants and replace them with native species. This is hard but rewarding work - ISN will provide all tools, just bring gloves! For more information,  please contact ISN Outreach Specialist, Emily Cook -    (231)941-0960 x 20 or
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