June is Invasive Species Awareness Month

The Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) announces June is Invasive Species Awareness Month and, to celebrate, there are a number of upcoming workshops and work parties.

On June 13, 9 am – 12 pm, join the DCIST, Door County Land Trust (DCLT) and Door Stewardship Alliance volunteers as they identify, map and control garlic mustard at one of the DCLT’s Bay Shore Road preserves in the Town of Egg Harbor. Meet at 9 am at the Bayshore Blufflands Nature Preserve, 5454 Bay Shore Drive (County B).

On June 14, 9:30 am – 12 pm, a wild parsnip control workshop will be held to help identify and control the species. Wild parsnip is one a few plants whose sap can cause phytophotodermatitis, a light sensitive reaction on skin. Meet at the end of Duvall Court (off of County Y) in the Town of Union. Equipment will be provided, but long sleeves and pants are necessary.

On June 28, DCIST will continue GPS inventories of phragmites along northern Door County shorelines and right-of-ways. During this workshop, learn to identify phragmites and go over protocol for mapping. Those interested may checkout GPS units to map their local shoreline. Meet at 10 am at Frank E. Murphy County Park off of Bay Shore Road/Horseshoe Bay Road in the Township of Egg Harbor.

RSVP is not required, but appreciated for all these events; contact Kari Hagenow at [email protected].