SAWYER, Mich. — Chikaming Open Lands will be hosting an Invasive Species Identification Workshop on Thursday September 28th at 6:00 PM. This is an opportunity to learn how anyone can assist professionals and land managers by reporting invasive species populations in Southwest Michigan. Invasive Species are known to degrade natural ecosystems by outcompeting native vegetation as well as providing poor habitat and food sources for native fauna. This workshop will focus on the identification of both native and invasive species, and the importance that native species have in the function of healthy ecosystems. There will be discussion of invasive species that are currently impacting the region as well as new invaders that have not yet established in the area. With increased awareness there is a greater chance that new invasive species can be recognized and addressed promptly to prevent their establishment. At the conclusion of the workshop there will be an opportunity for a short walk outside to see invasive species in a natural setting. If you have any questions please contact Casey Struecker at (269) 405-1006.
Location: Chikaming Open Lands Office 12291 Red Arrow Hwy Sawyer, MI 49125
— Chikaming Open Land
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