is a broad-based coalition that promotes efficient and effective management of invasive species throughout Kenosha, Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha Counties.
This class fills fast! Many residents in southeastern Wisconsin work to control invasive plants in the areas we care about. Take this class to ensure that you are using the most appropriate, efficient, up-to-date, and least environmentally damaging methods in those efforts.
September 29, 2018; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Workshop fee: $60.00
Discounted fee of $45 offered to current SEWISC members
Contact us for details: (262) 675-6844
Available for 0.8 CEU
This is a hands-on class. After an introduction to the general ecology of the five functional groups of invasive plants (shrubs, perennial forbs, clonal perennials, grasses, and annuals/biennials), we will discuss, demonstrate and practice all applicable control methods (chemical and non-chemical) for these five plant types.
Topics will also include: 1) Identification of our common and relatively new invaders, 2) Planning and strategy for an effective control program, 3) Use of hand tools and herbicide application methods, 4) Herbicide concentrations, mixing, and safety, 5) Restoration strategies for badly infested sites, and 6) Record keeping. Several take-home handouts and reference materials will be provided. Register today!
Join Us For Our 11th Annual Symposium: Between the Lawn and the Wild
Love them or hate them, lawns are a fact of American life. Despite their reputation, lawns don’t have to be resource intensive to look good. This year's guest speakers will share information on low-maintenance grasses as well as native sedges and wildflowers that can be used to create lawns and lawn-like spaces that are inspired by natural plant communities in the Midwest.
Symposium Flyer and Symposium Program coming soon.
Dan Carter, Principal-Specialist Biologist at the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, will help you separate between daily life and nature by thinking about your lawn differently, and learn how to create lawns and lawn-like spaces in your landscape that promote biodiversity.
Doug Soldat, Professor and turfgrass extension specialist in the Department of Soil Science at the UW-Madison will share research-based tips for acheiving low-maintenance lawns that look great while providing areas for play and activities.
We will also present our 10th Annual Sweat Equity Award during the Symposium, which honors outstanding Southeastern Wisconsin citizens and organizations for their significant contributions to prevent, control or eradicate invasive species that harm our region’s lands, waters, and wetlands. Nomination Forms are accepted through October 17th.
The symposium is free and open to the public ************ Delicious local refreshments will be served.
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