Fighting Invasive Plants in Northwest Ohio

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The Ohio Invasive Plants Council, a statewide group concerned about invasive plants in Ohio’s natural areas, is putting on a great workshop on July 14th. This group has been educating and informing landowners and land mangers for a number of years. They always bring in great experts and have low-cost, high-quality presentations. This workshop is being arranged in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge along the shore of Lake Erie. Check it out:

A Land Manager’s Tool Kit: Fighting Invasive Plants in Northwest Ohio

Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 9:30am – 4:00pm
Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Harbor, Ohio

This workshop is designed for public land managers and private
landowners who have a basic knowledge of northwest Ohio invasive plants and are looking for ideas, methods, and partnerships to control infestations.

• At this event, you will learn about invasive plant control efforts & methods in the Oak Openings & Lake Erie marshes regions
• Successful native plant restoration efforts
• Meet with various organizations and vendors to learn about additional resources that are available to control invasives
• Learn how purple loosestrife beetles are used as a control method
• Participate in field trips, exhibits, and demonstrations

Registration is only $10 and will be collected at the door. Box lunches will be provided.

For more information and to register, please visit the Ohio Invasive Plants Council’s website at Registration will begin on June 15th.

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