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Invasive Species Citizen Science Workshop – WEBINAR TRAINING
May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFREE
We hope you’ll be inspired to keep our invasive species work moving forward by learning how to map invasive plants—an activity that turns out to be very compatible with social distancing!
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.
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).
Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we are no longer able to hold our Invasive Species Citizen Science Workshops in person on April 30th (Spooner) and May 1st (Willow River State Park).
Instead, we’ll host a free online webinar that is open to all who are interested. The webinar details are below. Please note that registration is now required. If you can’t attend the webinar at the scheduled time, we will post a recording of the webinar on the WIFDN website, SCRA website, and SC-RC CWMA website in the weeks after the live webinar, so you can view it whenever you are able!
Please follow the directions below to register for the webinar on May 1st:
- Click on the Zoom registration link (https://uwextension.zoom.us/
meeting/register/u50lc- CrqTgttQYzCPer42DVZPbpsmTsuQ) in order to get access to the live webinar. The deadline for this is 9:30 AM on Friday, May 1st.
- Once you fill out the Zoom registration form, Anne Pearce with WIFDN will verify your registration (within 1 business day).
- Once Anne verifies the registration, the participant will get an email from Zoom with a personalized webinar link (DO NOT share with anyone) to access the live webinar on May 1st.
*If you are having trouble registering, please reach out to Katie Sickmann at email@example.com
We were really looking forward to the workshops and are disappointed that we’ll miss out on some hands-on learning this time around. But we hope you’ll be inspired to keep our invasive species work moving forward by learning how to map invasive plants—an activity that turns out to be very compatible with social distancing!