New Seminar Series: Delicious but Dangerous

November 17, 2020 9:00AM - 10:30AM

Virtual


Contact: Joanne Foreman, 517-284-5814

NotMISpecies, a new, monthly webinar series from Michigan’s Invasive Species Program, will take an in-depth look at efforts across the state to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive plants, insects, animals and diseases

Michigan’s Invasive Species Program, a collaborative effort of the departments of Natural Resources; Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; and Agriculture and Rural Development, coordinates and supports invasive species initiatives across the state and provides support through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program.  

Those concerned about the impacts of invasive species or interested in the techniques used to prevent, detect and control them are encouraged to take advantage of this free webinar series. Topics include species-specific actions such as those underway to control red swamp crayfish; innovations in research and technology, like those being used to respond to grass carp in Lake Erie; and programs designed to help communities prevent and manage harmful invasive species. 

“We’re excited to be able to showcase the work that’s happening behind the scenes, including the collaboration and resource sharing between agencies, researchers, businesses and local communities,” said Joanne Foreman, DNR invasive species communications coordinator. “There are no simple, ready-made solutions for keeping invasive species out of the state or eliminating those that are here, but Michigan remains at the forefront of many national and bi-national efforts to find sound solutions.”

Each hour-long webinar will introduce audiences to the people on the front lines of invasive species prevention and response. They will share what they are learning about how species behave outside their native environments and how this knowledge helps to prevent or control infestations. A question and answer period will follow each presentation

Each webinar will be presented live, with recordings available for viewing approximately one week after the live event.  For more information on each NotMISpecies webinar, including registration links, visit Michigan.gov/EGLEEvents

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