Earth Day Seminar:  Your Role in Invasive Species Suppression

Date: April 23, 2016 - April 23, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Hidden Lake Gardens, Tipton, MI

Some of the most regionally damaging plant pests including emerald ash borer, Asian long-horned beetle, and gypsy moth have wreaked havoc in our local gardens, backyards, and communities.  Gerry Donaldson, HLG Horticulture Manager, will discuss how to become an active steward of the earth by learning about invasive pests of plants, why it is important to suppress their high-consequence impact, and how to be a first detector by scouting and reporting invasive species.  Also, Georgia Peterson, PhD, MSU Natural Resources Extension Specialist, will present the Eyes on the Forest program and how Michigan Sentinel Tree volunteers report invasive pest data on the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network website.  10 a.m. to noon.  Co-sponsored by Lenawee Conservation District and Hidden Lake Gardeners.  Free program open to the public.  Registration is required.