Claire Peterson

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    Take part in the largest native prairie restoration in the state by helping collect local seed from wild forbs and grasses! We will collect native wildflower and grass seeds for restoration plantings. No experience in plant identification is required. Meet at the park headquarters and we will caravan to the work location. Please dress to be in an open prairie area, long pants and long sleeves are recommended. GPS coordinates: 42.324901, -85.351755
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    Join us for a fun native wildflower seed collection workday. It’s been several years since we collected seed at Meet at the Silo Field Trial Area parking lot on Livingston Road, between Pettibone Lake and Beaumont Roads. GPS coordinates: 42.638344, -83.595671
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    Help us restore lakeplain prairies and oak openings by removing invasive shrubs. We will cut and stack these plants that threaten to take over in these globally rare ecosystems. Meet at the small parking lot on the east side of Marsh Road, just south of Swartout Road (on the park’s west side). From the park headquarters on M-29, drive north, turn left onto Roberts Road, then turn left when Roberts Road dead ends at Marsh Road. GPS coordinates: 42.65924, -82.54635
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    Help protect the forest system of this beautiful lakeside park. We’ll cut some young black locust resprouts before moving through the nearby dunes. Once our locust cut is complete, we’ll have a nice hike along the trail and dunes while searching for small multiflora rose, privet, Japanese barberry and other enemies of native ecosystems. Meet at the organizational campground parking area on Floral Lane. From there we will caravan to the worksite. Please arrive on time. Degree of difficulty: Low. GPS coordinates: 41.921620, -86.578874.
  5. Volunteer Stewardship Workday - Belle Isle Park

    Our autumn stewardship Saturday project will include cutting invasive, non-native shrubs and stump treating them with herbicide to restore this special wet mesic flatwoods. Join us! Spotting invasive shrubs, which stay green longer than our natives, is easy this time of year so we can do a thorough job! Meet on Woodside Drive at the trailhead parking area just north of the canal bridge on the left. From The Strand, pass the athletic fields and Vista Drive then turn left at the next road (there is a brick bathroom building at the corner). GPS coordinates: 42.340386, -82.968116
  6. Stewardship Workday - Bluffs Nature Area

    Tucked away within Bluffs’ 39 acres is an open field filled with native prairie species. Come out and help us preserve this beautiful habitat by removing invasive shrubs, such as buckthorn and honeysuckle, which are encroaching on the prairie. Meet at the entrance on Sunset Road near Wildt Street. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Every participant must present a completed release form, and all minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools, snacks, and know-how provided.
  7. MISC Annual Partner Meeting

    Agenda Coming Soon! Register Now on the MISC home page
  8. Phragmites Treatment Question

    Thanks Nor! I will pass this information along to them.
  9. We had a question about phragmites treatment come through our Facebook yesterday...
  10. Notice: MISIN Bulk Uploading

    Hi everyone - we are experiencing some issues with the e-mail... If you are having trouble or received a bounce notification after sending e-mails to this address, please e-mail me your bulk uploads directly! Thank you
  11. Amusing video for the day ... So, October 1st marks the 35th anniversary of EPCOT opening and they just released this old promo video from 1981 showcasing the park and all of the advance technology that went into it including using the "once pesky" water hyacinth to treat waste water on the property as well as produce methane gas for energy.
  12. Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference

    Save the Dates!October 15-18, 2018Mayo Civic Center - Rochester, MNJoint ConferenceWith the North American Invasive Species Management Association umisc2016confbook_final2web_101316.pdf
  13. The National Invasive Species Council (NISC) has been directed to undertake a National Invasive Species Assessment (NISA) for the United States. Executive Order 13751 indicates that NISC shall “undertake a National Invasive Species Assessment…that evaluates the impact of invasive species on major U.S. assets, including food security, water resources, infrastructure, the environment, human, animal, and plant health, natural resources, cultural identity and resources, and military readiness, from ecological, social, and economic perspectives.” The NISC Secretariat is thus seeking contributions to the first version of the NISA. This will be accomplished through a special issue of the journal Biological Invasions.
  14. ISN Partner Meeting

    Hosted at the Boardman River Nature Center Join ISN to hear invasive species updates from ISN and its partners - including field season reports, strategic plan review, Go Beyond Beauty news, and much more! Coffee and light refreshments are provided. For fellowship beforehand, bring you lunch early! RSVPs are not required but questions can be directed to ISN Coordinator, Katie Grzesiak - (231) 941-0960 x 29 or
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    Join ISN to remove Japanese barberry from downtown Frankfort! Located next to City Hall, on Main St., this beautiful park is full of barberry and we want to remove the plants and replace them with native species. This is hard but rewarding work - ISN will provide all tools, just bring gloves! For more information, please contact ISN Outreach Specialist, Emily Cook - (231)941-0960 x 20 or