Invasive Species Network Events

ISN is currently working on planning 2020 events - stay tuned for more information
Partner Events
Wreath Making Workshop
Saturday, December 7 | 10am - Grand Traverse Conservation District

2019 Reflections Hike at Hatlem Creek Preserve
Saturday, December 28 | 10:00am - Leelanau Conservancy

As we enter the season of shorter days and mostly gray, shift gears by thinking ahead to spring gardening - give the gift of native plants this season! Native plants serve as the foundation for a healthy ecosystem, supporting an incredible number of pollinators and other wildlife. There are numerous varieties to choose from, featuring nearly every bloom color. Additionally, after some initial TLC, they typically become hardy features in any landscape and require very little maintenance.

ISN's Go Beyond Beauty nursery locations are great places to start when looking for gift certificates, gardening tools, and more! These dedicated garden professionals have committed to not selling high-priority invasive species and often carry an extensive selection of native plants. Check out our participant list below or visit for more information (and to see our landscapers too!).

Note: Not everyone on the above list remains open year-round. Please follow the link associated with each business to check days and hours of operation.

Invasive Species in the News
Invasive, flammable grasses now blanket much of the United States| PBS
Invasive species to blame for high mercury concentrations in Great Lakes Fish| SciTechDaily
Fish-killing lamprey at near record lows in Great Lakes| NPR