2018 Invasive Plants Workshop

Date: July 24, 2018
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Kent/MSU Extension 775 Ball Avenue, NE Grand Rapids 49503
Contact: Deb Gulick, gulickde@anr.msu.edu, 616-632-7880

Cost: $40.00 per participant 

Invasive plants can have an impact on our Michigan ecosystem. Do you know what kind of impact and how to identify and address a potential problem with invasive plants? Melanie Manion, a Natural Resources Management Supervisor for Ottawa County Parks will give a presentation on Invasive Plants, what to look for, how they affect our native plants and wildlife. Melanie has been responsible for the stewardship and restoration of over 7,000 acres of park and open space land, in addition to overseeing a comprehensive volunteer program. 

The workshop will consist of an indoor presentation with expert instruction by Melanie, followed by a short break and then a walk through the property surrounding the MSU Extension office for a field demonstration and identification of some invasive species. 

Class cost includes A Field Guide to Invasive Plants in Michigan’s Natural Communities (valued at $16), a wonderful pocket booklet featuring 47 species, with beautiful photos, plant descriptions, habitat preferences, modes of reproduction, and guidance for monitoring and rapid response. 

Re-certified MSU Extension Master Gardener attendees will earn 3 continuing education hours (to be reported using the VMS project of Environmental Stewardship: Invasive Pests and Plants).

Register today to learn more about Invasive Plants.

Registration deadline: July 20, 2018 or when workshop is full. 
No registrations at the door. 

Payment by Credit Card (Debit cards requiring a PIN are not accepted): Recommended, via this secure MSU payment site to expedite your seat reservation. To ensure your transaction is processed, please enter your personal information exactly as shown on the credit card and do not include dashes or spaces when entering your credit card number. You will receive confirmation of transaction approval upon completion of the payment process. 

Payment by Check/Money Order: Postmark deadline is July 10, 2018. Your seat is not reserved until your balance is paid in full. 

Make payment to MSU and mail your payment to:
MSU ANR Event Services - 2018 Invasive Plants Workshop
Justin S. Morrill Hall of Agriculture
446 W. Circle Drive, Room 11
East Lansing, MI  48824

Refund Policy

  • A full refund, less a $10 processing fee, will be issued for any registration cancelled up to 7 days before the workshop.
  • No refund will be issued for any registration cancelled within 7 days of the workshop.
  • No refund will be issued for any registration cancelled after the workshop has started.
  • Substitutions allowed.


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