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Japanese Knotweed Symposium
September 23, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Knotweed – aka Michigan Bamboo or Mexican Bamboo – is becoming a major problem in SW Michigan. This non-native invasive plant can damage roads, pipes, sewer lines and building foundations. It also chokes out native vegetation, increases erosion, degrades water quality and hurts habitat for fish and wildlife. This symposium will address:
- How invasive knotweed grows and spreads
- How, when and where to control knotweed
- Hands-on demonstrations
- Techniques to prevent the spread of knotweed
- Handling Japanese Knotweed waste
FREE and open to the public, but space is limited, so sign up early! Lunch available with RSVP (RSVP by September 15)
Who should attend: road commission staff, municipal staff from St. Joe, Benton Harbor and surrounding communities, land managers, landscapers, applicators, homeowners, environmental organizations, etc.
Hosted by: the SW x SW Corner Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA), the City of St. Joseph, and The Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
Credits: 3 Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) credits available
To register: use the form below or contact Erin Fuller, firstname.lastname@example.org, 269-657-4030 x5