Detecting Imminent Invaders

On May 2, 2 – 4 pm, there will be a workshop, titled “The Importance of Early Detection,” about imminent invaders and the technology to fight them. The workshop will be held at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

You know about Garlic Mustard and Phragmites, but what about some of the early detection invasive species that haven’t yet reached Northern Wisconsin, or occur in very small patches in Door County? Prevention and eradication of satellite populations are the easiest to control and the least costly.

Join The Ridges Sanctuary and the Door County Invasive Species Team as they host Anthony Summers, weed scientist with the University of Wisconsin Extension, and learn to identify early detection invasive plants. Summers will give a hands-on workshop demonstrating the latest online resources, such as the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN), and provide instruction on techno-tools like mapping invasive species establishment using your smartphone.

This workshop is for the unyielding hikers and explorers, natural area stewards and volunteer botanists. Advanced registration is not required for the workshop. For more information contact The Ridges at 920.839.2802 or DCIST at 920.746.5955.