Claire Peterson

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by Claire Peterson

  1. until
    Your help is needed to gather seed from native forbs and grasses! This is a great activity for families, students and others to learn about native species while taking part in the restoration process! All collected seed will be used in our on-going restoration efforts. No experience in plant identification or collection is necessary to enjoy this fun event! Meet at the park headquarters and we will caravan to the work location. GPS coordinates: 42.324901, -85.351755
  2. until
    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
  3. until
    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
  4. until
    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
  5. until
    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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. MISC Annual Partner Meeting

    Agenda Coming Soon! Register Now on the MISC home page
  9. We had a question about phragmites treatment come through our Facebook yesterday...
  10. Phragmites Treatment Question

    Thanks Nor! I will pass this information along to them.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. until
    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
  17. Learn about the effects of invasive Phragmites on recreation and the ecosystem of Saginaw Bay from the deck of a charter fishing boat. Local naturalists will explain the issues caused by invasive Phragmites and showcase areas where treatment has effectively Killed the Majority of the infestation. These free tours last approximately ½ hour and are family-friendly. Each day will focus on a different treatment area. Friday , SEPT. 29 8 am-5 pm Hampton Township treatment site Tours leaving every ½ hour from the Finn Road Boat Launch 2300 N Finn Rd Essexville, MI 48732 SATURDAY, SEPT. 30 8 am-5 pm Vanderbilt Park treatment site Tours leaving every ½ hour from the Quanicassee Boat Launch 4102 Barney Dr Fairegrove, MI 48733 SUNDAY , OCT. 1 8 am-5 pm Standish treatment site Tours leaving every ½ hour from the Eagle Bay Marina 1893 Sagatoo Road, Standish, MI 48658 Phragmites Boat Tour-2.pdf
  18. Summer 2017 Partner Update from the Keweenaw Invasive Species Management Area KISMA Partner Update summer 2017-1.pdf
  19. until
    Help us collect native wildflower and grass seeds that will be replanted throughout the park! This is a great activity for the family to enjoy the outdoors. No experience is necessary and instruction on plant identification will be provided. Meet at the Whitford Lake parking area and we’ll take a short walk to our plant propagation area. Please dress to be in an open prairie area and be sure to bring along some water. GPS coordinates: 42°18'40.7"N 85°21'37.9"W.
  20. until
    This neat sand prairie and oak barrens needs ongoing removal of invasive plants to keep it in good condition! Our spring prescribed burn helped set back many of the invasive shrubs, but let’s go after any that remain! Removing invasive shrubs will allow all of the neat native grasses and wildflowers to thrive. Meet at the Halfmoon Lake parking lot to help out. From North Territorial Road, take Hankerd Road north until you see the entrance on the left. GPS coordinates: 42.416555, -83.998425.
  21. until
    Celebrate National Public Lands Day with us! We will likely be collecting native prairie seed from grasses and wildflowers to restore lakeplain prairie. Meet at the park headquarters at 2800 State Park Road, Monroe, MI 48162. GPS coordinates: 41.92390,-83.3455
  22. until
    Let’s keep invasive shrubs out of our beautiful dunes by removing pesky Japanese barberry and other unwanted plants like privet and autumn olive from the forest! Volunteers will learn to identify these unwanted shrubs and will join in the effort to restore our native forest type by cutting and removing them. Please meet on time at the trailhead near the entrance to the Felt Mansion. We’ll hike about a mile to the work location along the South Trail. GPS coordinates: 42.69606, -86.19442.
  23. until
    Glossy buckthorn, a non-native wetland invader, doesn’t stand a chance to take over if we keep removing it from this fen. Please join us in this effort! Meet at the East Graham Boat Launch parking lot on the north side of Predmore Road in the park’s North Unit. GPS coordinates: 42.786267, -83.190904 ***Waterproof boots, either knee-high rubber boots or hip waders, are recommended for this site, but not necessary. Rubber boots are available to borrow, upon request. Old boots that you don’t mind getting muddy will work too.
  24. until
    Help keep our critical dunes free of invasive plants! Volunteers will help remove common privet, Japanese barberry, non-native honeysuckle and other misfit plants from the nature trail before they spread to the high dunes. No experience is necessary and volunteers will be trained to identify target species. Meet at the picnic area south of the campground. Travel past the park headquarters towards the campground; the picnic area will be on the left. Please arrive on time as we will be hiking to the work location. GPS coordinates: 41.907001, -86.591755.
  25. until
    We will continue to remove invasive shrubs to restore these prairie remnants. Join us for the fun! Our shrub cutting efforts will give the native, sun-loving prairie plants more room to grow. Meet on Waterloo Road just west of M-52. GPS coordinates: 42.34670,-84.04250 ***This site has been known to have ground-nesting, stinging insects; please bring your sting relief kit if you are allergic.