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Thu, Sep 21


Schmeeckle Reserve

Got Invasives? Identify and Manage Problematic Plants: North Central Region

North Central Fall Learning Circle

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Got Invasives? Identify and Manage Problematic Plants: North Central Region
Got Invasives? Identify and Manage Problematic Plants: North Central Region

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

Schmeeckle Reserve, 2419 North Point Dr, Stevens Point, WI 54481, USA

About the Event

Got Buckthorn? Garlic Mustard? Wild Parsnip? Or maybe another invasive species? Or perhaps you're not sure on what you have on your land but are curious to learn before those invasives invade and hinder native plant growth? This event is for you.

Come join our WiWiC community to learn together and gather ideas and information for how to best manage our land to create a healthy, diverse ecosystem by keeping invasives in check. Connect with other area women landowners and learn about resources with NRCS.

To make our time together more interactive, we encourage you to bring some pictures of problematic plants on your land (get photos from serveral angles, leaves, any flowers or seeds also visible) so we can identify them. For extra fun, bring your favorite tool or example of how you manage invasives!  We all learn better when we see it and understand it. 

Wisconsin Women in Conservation Host:  Kirsten Slaughter, Wisconsin Farmers Union

Resource Expert 

Jenn Chakravorty is co-employed by Golden Sands RC&D and USDA-NRCS  and has spent most of her career in positions that merge her background in working lands with her love of conservation. Most recently Jenn worked as a conservation biologist for the WDNR State Natural Areas Program where she helped manage invasive species through a variety of means.

Location:  Schmeeckle Reserve

Event Details:

  • Event is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited.
  • Snacks provided! 
  • Women - all who identify as such - are welcome to attend – from  landowners to farmers to conservationist enthusiasts – whatever your background, from beginners to experts! 
  • Our WiWiC events follow a Learning Circle model, with ample time and a safe space for story sharing, networking and collaborative learning. We all have something to both share and learn together.
  • Photos will be taken at this event and used for educational purposes only by WiWiC and the partner groups.  If you do not wish to have your picture taken, let the on-site WiWiC host know.
  • WiWiC is a family-friendly space and you are welcome to bring your children.  We will have some independent kids activities available.

About Wisconsin Women in Conservation

WiWiC is a state-wide collaborative effort led by the Michael Fields Agricultural Institute in partnership with Wisconsin Farmers Union, Renewing the Countryside and Marbleseed.  A five-year multi-faceted project funded by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), WiWiC brings together Wisconsin women landowners to connect and learn about conservation practices, resources, and funding opportunities.

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