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Door County Community News – DCIST September Meeting Includes Hands-On Tour

All property owners, land managers, landscapers, gardeners and interested citizens are welcome to attend the September meeting of the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST), which will be held Sept. 8, 2 pm, at the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek.

During the meeting, there will be a brief invasive species informational session, including the viewing of a video short entitled “Invasive Phragmites, What It Is, What We Can Do” by award winning filmmaker Barbara Lucas of In-Site Video. The film highlights citizen and agency efforts to control exotic phragmites on Michigan’s Beaver Island.

Then join UW-Extension agricultural agent Dean Volenberg and DCIST Coordinator Bob Bultman for a hands-on walking tour of the Crossroads property to identify invasive plants, shrubs and trees. Proper control techniques will be demonstrated for invasive vegetation including: phragmites, japanese knotweed, glossy buckthorn and exotic bush honeysuckle.

Need a plant identified? Bring it along. Dress for the weather and a walk outside. Bring gloves and work clothes if you wish to participate in hands-on training.

For more information call 920.746.5955 or visit http://map.co.door.wi.us/swcd/invasive/index.htm.