Invasive Species Citizen Science Workshop #1
April 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
Invasive plants pose a threat to our favorite outdoor spaces. Although it can seem like an overwhelming problem to tackle, one easy way for anyone to help is to learn how to identify invasive plants in our part of the state.
This year, St. Croix-Red Cedar Cooperative Weed Management Area is teaming up with Wisconsin First Detector Network to provide citizen science workshops for local volunteers, landowners, and land managers!
Attendees will learn how to identify common and priority invasive plants in northwestern Wisconsin and how to use the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) app to help map infestations. A portion of the evening will be spent outside at the Research Station property to practice invasive plant identification and to map invasive plants on the property.
Attendees will leave with new knowledge of plants to look for and tools for mapping invasive plants. St. Croix-Red Cedar CWMA representatives will also share opportunities for attendees to help with invasive plant mapping efforts in priority areas within their 5-county region (Barron, Burnett, Polk, St. Croix, Washburn).
We hope you can join us on April 30th in Spooner! If not, an additional workshop will be held at Willow River State Park Nature Center, Friday May 1st from 10AM-12:30PM!
When: Thursday, April 30th, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Where: Spooner Agricultural Research Station, W6646 WI-70, Spooner, WI 54801
This event is FREE. Registration is required. Food will be provided.