Invasive Species Network Events

Elberta Beach Baby's Breath Workbee
Thursday, August 1 | 9:30am-11:30am

Autumn Olive Community Workshop
Wednesday, August 21 | 5:00pm-7:00pm

Partner Events
8/1 Rally to Celebrate 30th Anniversary - Leelanau
8/5 Native Gardens Tour and Work Bee - Grand Traverse
8/7 Well Water Testing Day - Manistee
8/10 Sunset Yoga at Van's Beach - Leelanau
8/15 Volunteer Appreciation Picnic - Benzie
8/17 Fish Sampling at Deepwater Point - Grand Traverse
8/21 Soil Science with Dr. George Bird - Benzie

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Orchard Beach State Park, Manistee County
Katie Grzesiak and Fields Ratliff, ISN
Josh Shields, Manistee Conservation District
Autumn olive is a troublesome invasive species that can quickly take over a landscape and crowd out native plants and animals. With thousands of seeds and an extensive root system, management can seem overwhelming - especially once plants grow to be quite large. 

Fortunately, with some effort and the right knowledge, autumn olive can be controlled with chemicals or using mechanical methods. ISN is hosting a workshop to review the options available to landowners struggling with the plant. We will review how to identify autumn olive at various stages of growth and provide hands-on removal demonstrations. There will also be information available regarding landowner assistance programs if the outbreak is too large to personally handle. 

Please contact ISN Outreach Specialist, Emily Cook, for more information:
(231)941-0960 x20 |ecook@gtcd.org
Leelanau Conservation District
Founded in 1943, the Leelanau Conservation District provides technical assistance so that local communities may wisely manage natural resources; as part of the ISN, the Leelanau Conservation District has been instrumental in coordinating Phragmites control in Leelanau County.