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Swede Pickings

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

West Central Fall Learning Circle

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

Time & Location

Sep 22, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM CDT

Swede Pickings, N1889 670th St, Bay City, WI 54723, 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.

About the Event

Join us for an opportunity to meet a team of conservation experts and Conservation Coaches to identify tools, resources and funding opportunities to create your unique land conservation plan. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet and network with other women landowners in your area.

We are encouraging you to both bring in photos of problematic plants on your land (not the live plant!) so we can identify them as well as your favorite tool or example of how you manage invasives!

After our learning circle, our guest landowner Madeline Mauer will take us on a tour of her land. 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!

Each attendee that comes to this event receives a FREE Field Guide to Terrestrial Invasive Plants in WI. Plus, you can connect with other area women landowners and learn about resources with NRCS.

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.

All women farmers, landowners and conservationists from Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce Counties and surrounding counties are welcome to attend-- whatever your background, from beginners to experts!

Event will be outside. Please bring a water bottle, bug spray, portable chair, umbrella (for sun or rain), comfortable shoes for walking.  Dress for the weather. Snacks will be provided. 

Wisconsin Women in Conservation Host:  Sara George, Renewing the Countryside 

Resource Experts Attending:  

Casey Harrington, NRCS Soil Conservationist, Pierce County 

Retta Isaacson, Pierce County Land Conservation Dept., Conservation Program Specialist

Kelsey Cowart, Ecological Restoration Institute Program Manager 

Location:  Swede Pickings

Event Details:

  • Event is free to attend but registration is required and space is limited.
  • All women, or anyone who identifies as such in a significant way, 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 (formerly MOSES).  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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