The SW X SW Corner CISMA in collaboration with the City of St. Joseph will be hosting with a second Japanese Knotweed Symposium to help landowners and professionals learn about this aggressive invasive species. The work shop will run from 9am-3pm on Tuesday, March 21st at the St. Joe Heritage Museum and Cultural Center (601 Main St.) and is open to the public. Lunch is free with registration before March 13th, and doughnuts and coffee will be served during registration from 8am-8:45am, which will provide time for networking and discussion.
This symposium will cover information on treatment and identification, decontamination, and remediation, with presentations from Hannah Hudson, Randy Counterman (Local Landscaper), and Sue Tangora (Michigan DNR). After lunch, a professional panel will answer questions from road commission and municipal staff and landscapers, while homeowners and citizens are welcomed to take part in a facilitated round table discussion on community collaboration and other issues. An optional “field trip” to a wintering stand of Japanese Knotweed will take place after this event from 3-4pm, to help attendees learn winter ID, and give time for any last questions.
This symposium can count for 2 RUP credits cunder Commercial Core, 5, or 6.
Please join us for our second symposium! We hope to invite both first time participants and those returning from our original event to learn, discuss and understand knotweed and the issues it can present. Please contact Nor Serocki of the SW X SW CISMA with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (269)-657-4030.
You can register online here.