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 3 citizen science workshops for local volunteers, landowners, and land managers!
The first event is Thursday, August 22nd from 5:30 – 8:00 pm at The Acreage at Osceola, the Osceola home of The Horst Rechelbacher Foundation. 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 on the Horst Rechelbacher Farm 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 August 22nd in Osceola! If not, two additional workshops will be held in the region between now and May 2020. Stay tuned for more details!
When: Thursday August 22nd, 5:30PM-8:00PM
Where: The Acreage at Osceola, the Osceola home of The Horst Rechelbacher Foundation, 945 Pioneer Drive Osceola, WI 54020
This event is FREE. Registration is required. Food will be provided.