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  2. Highland Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    We will likely be pulling garlic mustard. Plants may be small but they should still be visible. Meet at the bike trailhead parking lot on the north side of Livingston Road between Duck Lake and Waterbury Roads. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.639536, -83.576926 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  3. Waterloo Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Help us remove oriental bittersweet and invasive shrubs from the higher quality areas of McClure woods. We need to remove scattered outlier invasives and patches of bittersweet to keep them from taking over and crowding out our native plants. Please arrive on time so we can get a prompt start and cover a lot of ground. Meet at the park headquarters at 16345 McClure Road in Chelsea. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.33298, -84.10672 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  4. Belle Isle Park Volunteer Work Day

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    Join us for stewardship Saturdays. Our winter project will focus on cutting invasive shrubs, especially glossy and common buckthorn and honeysuckle, to restore the wet mesic flatwoods on the island. Meet on Vista Drive at the parking area across from the athletic fields and building. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.340013, -82.979474 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  5. Pinckney Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Come out and help remove invasive black locust and other shrubs that don't belong in this dry sand prairie and oak barrens, making room for neat native plants. Meet at the Halfmoon Lake entrance to help out. From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the entrance on the left. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.4140822,-83.9927 Don’t forget daylight saving time starts today; set your clocks an hour ahead or you could be an hour late to the workday!
  6. Bald Mountain Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Glossy buckthorn and other invasive, non-native shrubs, continue to slowly move into the Graham Lake Fen area. Let’s stop them in their tracks and protect this rare type of wetland. Meet at the East Graham Boat Launch parking lot on the north side of Predmore Road in the park’s North Unit. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.786267, -83.190904 ***Waterproof boots, either knee-high rubber boots or hip waders, are recommended for this site. Knee-high rubber boots are available to borrow, upon request (please specify size). Availability is limited; first come, first served.
  7. Highland Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Stop oriental bittersweet and several invasive shrub species from invading this beautiful natural area. We will work in a few thicker areas to slow the spread of these plants farther into Haven Hill Natural Area. Meet at the bike trailhead parking lot on the north side of Livingston Road between Duck Lake and Waterbury Roads. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.639536, -83.576926
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  9. Island Lake Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Help remove autumn olive and other invasive shrubs from the Meadow unit. We need your help to restore these prairies and adjacent woodlands! This work will give native flora and fauna a fighting chance. Meet at the Meadow Picnic Area parking lot. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.5043,-83.7020
  10. Highland Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Join us in removing invasive shrubs and vines from a high quality natural area! We’ll be removing a smorgasbord of invasive species and we need your help. Meet at the bike trailhead parking lot on the north side of Livingston Road between Duck Lake and Waterbury Roads. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.639536, -83.576926 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  11. Van Buren State Park Volunteer Work Day

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    Come help us remove Japanese barberry that has invaded this high-quality portion of the dunes! We’ll take a beautiful walk along the trails in the forest searching for invasive plants… while keeping our eyes open for signs of hemlock woolly adelgid! No experience is necessary! Meet at the park headquarters and we will caravan or walk to the work site. GPS coordinates: 42.337038, -86.301764. More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  12. Waterloo Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    We will be searching for oriental bittersweet and invasive shrubs in the higher quality areas of McClure woods. Help us cut scattered, outlier invasives to keep them from taking over; the native flora and fauna will thank us. Please arrive on time so we can get a prompt start and cover a lot of ground. Meet at the park headquarters at 16345 McClure Road in Chelsea. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.33298, -84.10672 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  13. Grand Mere State Park Volunteer Work Day

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    Join us for a morning removing Japanese barberry and other invasive woody shrubs from some lesser traveled portions of Grand Mere State Park! No experience is necessary as many of these plants stand out from our native understory species and are easy to identify in the winter. Meet at the small parking area at the end of Willow Dr. Please arrive on time as we’ll caravan/carpool to the work location (limited parking). GPS coordinates: 41.985645, -86.553083. More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  14. Belle Isle Park Volunteer Work Day

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    Join us for stewardship Saturdays. Our winter project will focus on cutting invasive shrubs, especially glossy and common buckthorn and honeysuckle, to restore the wet mesic flatwoods on the island. Meet on Vista Drive at the parking area across from the athletic fields and building. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.340013, -82.979474 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  15. Pinckney Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Thickets of black locust and other invasive shrubs don’t belong in this sand prairie and oak barrens ecosystem. Help remove them and make room for some neat, native plants. Meet at the Halfmoon Lake entrance to help out. From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the entrance on the left. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.4140822,-83.9927 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  16. Bald Mountain Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    The Graham Lake Fen Complex needs your help. Come cut and pile glossy buckthorn and other shrubs that threaten this unique ecosystem. Meet at the East Graham Boat Launch parking lot on the north side of Predmore Road in the park’s North Unit. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.786267, -83.190904 ***Waterproof boots, either knee-high rubber boots or hip waders, are recommended for this site. Knee-high rubber boots are available to borrow, upon request (please specify size). Availability is limited; first come, first served. More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
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    Join us at Fort Custer for this Super Invasive Bowl matchup of stewards vs. black locust! Volunteer stewards will win the battle against these small, pesky invaders that threaten to take over our prairie systems. We’ll be working in one of the open restored areas along the drive to Whitford Lake so please dress accordingly as it could be windy! In the event of deep snow, snow shoes might be helpful but not necessary. Please meet at the park headquarters and we will caravan to the work site. GPS coordinates: 42.324901, -85.351755. More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  18. Island Lake Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    Assist us in clearing out invasive shrubs that could take over neat prairie remnants and crowd out native plants. We will try to cover a lot of ground over the winter, so please come prepared to hike a distance. Meet at the Riverbend Picnic Area parking lot. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.504968, -83.709577 More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  19. P.J. Hoffmaster State Park Volunteer Work Day

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    Hardy hikers wanted! Enjoy a nice winter day in the woods and help us search for unwanted rogue shrubs like Japanese barberry! We’ll be going off trail to find small invasive plant populations before they turn into a big problem! Meet at the entrance to the campground. Comfortable hiking boots are recommended as we plan on hiking both on and off trail. GPS coordinates: 43.137401, -86.269805. More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  20. Waterloo Recreation Area Volunteer Work Day

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    We will remove invasive glossy buckthorn and others to restore this fen wetland; join in the fun! Our efforts will give the native, sun-loving prairie plants more room to grow and keep glossy buckthorn from invading. We'll be trekking deep into the fen so bring your sense of adventure. Meet at the small parking lot on the southeast corner of Glenn and Mt. Hope Roads. Map/GPS coordinates: 42.3123,-84.2093 ***Waterproof boots, either knee-high rubber boots or hip waders, are recommended for this site. Rubber boots are available to borrow, upon request; first come first served (please specify size). More Info: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10366_10871-162412--,00.html
  21. New Species added to MISIN!

    On our individual state pages, we've added lists of each states noxious weeds, prohibited, restricted, edrr, species of concern, etc. Those species that we did not have on the MISIN site have now been added. They include: Apple of Peru Black henbane Woollyleaf bur ragweed Chinese buckthorn Rough cocklebur Cogongrass Columbus grass Common poison ivy Cressleaf groundsel Dahurian buckthorn Field bindweed Giant ragweed Goatsrue Golden alga Heartshape false pickerelweed Hill mustard Horse nettle Italian plumeless thistle Japanese buckthorn Marestail Palmer amaranth Pignut Russian thistle Sharp-tooth buckthorn Scotch broom Shatter cane Sickleweed Silverleaf nightshade Simplestem bur-reed Smooth dock Sudden oak death Sweet autumn clematis Tropical soda apple White bedstraw White henbane Wild mustard Wild sunflower Woolly fruit bur ragweed Yellow bedstraw Yellow starthistle Unfortunately there are not a lot of photos available for Sharp-tooth buckthorn (Rhamnus arguta) so if anyone has any images of this species that they would like to share, please e-mail me!
  22. JK Pictures

    @Nature Hannah & @Drew Rayner , Would you two be able to add these images to our invasive species album in our gallery? I can save the image and re-upload them but I want to make sure that the quality stays the same!
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  24. Growing in crocodile infested billabongs in the remote North of the country, Australia's wild rice has been confirmed as the most closely related to the ancient ancestor of all rices. The unique genetics of the Australian rice may help breed disease resistance and climate adaptation into rice modern production species. View the full article
  25. A new study using playbacks, has for the first time shown that Asian elephants in Sri Lanka are scared of honey bees, much like their African counterparts. The study showed that Asian elephants responded with alarm to the bee simulations. They also retreated significantly further away and vocalized more in response to the bee sounds compared to controls. View the full article
  26. Invasive species have diverse impacts in different locations, including biodiversity loss, as a result of native species being outcompeted for similar resources. A US research team studied the case of an aggressive Eurasian woodwasp that has recently established in North America and poses a threat to a native competitor species. View the full article
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  28. See our posting on MISC here: Or visit our website for the full job posting and application instructions
  29. The Invasive Species Seasonal Crew Leader and Crew Members (2) work with the Coordinator to implement the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant, which funds the position. Primary responsibilities working with partner organizations to control terrestrial invasive plants throughout the region, working with private land owners, and engaging volunteers. Pay: $10-12/hr (crew), $12-14/hr (leader) Deadline: 8am Monday, February 5 Visit ISN's website for application instructions and to view the full job postings.
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