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  1. 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.
  2. Landing Blitz on Crystal Lake

    ISN is partnering with Benzie Conservation District, the Crystal Lake and Watershed Association, and the Department of Environmental Quality to host a “Landing Blitz” in Benzie County! This event is a collaborative outreach campaign to raise awareness about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species through recreational boating and related activities. Taking preventative steps (i.e. cleaning your boat and live wells) before moving to another lake can make an incredible difference in the battle against invasive species. Please join us on Saturday, July 1, from noon-3:00pm at the DNR’s new Crystal Lake Boating Access Site, just off of M-115 and Mollineaux Road.Volunteers will be on site to deliver information on how to stop unwanted aquatic hitchhikers. Additionally, we will provide demonstrations on how to properly rinse your boat by utilizing the permanent boat washing station on site, owned and operated by the CLWA. Boaters will be greeted with free outreach materials and goodies (like microfiber towels), while supplies last. This is a wonderful opportunity to take great steps towards protecting our region’s natural ecology – and it takes just a few extra moments on what we are hoping will be a beautiful 4th of July weekend! Help make Benzie County’s “Landing Blitz” a success by taking a break on Crystal Lake! These events are being held all over the state during the first week of July – join the invasive species efforts happening in your region! Contact: Emily Cook, ISN Outreach Specialist, (231)941-0960 x20 or email ecook@gtcd.org
  3. Benzie County Garlic Mustard Workbee and Lunch

    Join ISN & local partners to remove invasive garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) from Tank Hill in Frankfort. Then, stay after for a delicious garlic mustard-themed lunch. This is a workbee for all ages! All volunteers will also receive an ISN tee shirt as a thank you for participating. Dress for the weather, and bring garden gloves if you prefer. We will work rain or shine!RSVPs are recommended to ensure lunch will be available. You can sign up here.When: Friday, May 19, 2017 - 9:00am-12:00pmWhere: Meet at the First Congregational Church in downtown Frankfort. We will carpool to Tank Hill to work and return to the church after for lunch!Contact: Emily Cook, ISN Outreach Specialist, (231)941-0960 x20 or email ecook@gtcd.org.
  4. Just a quick introduction to the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN) for anyone looking for information--feel free to post questions! You can also contact me directly at kgrzesiak@gtcd.org or our Outreach Specialist, Emily Cook, at ecook@gtcd.org. First, check out our website: HabitatMatters.org. It's full of great introductory information, including partners, priority species, and the articles from our eNewsletter. If you want to get involved, sign up for our eNews! This comes out monthly with ways to get involved with ISN and our many partners. If you want to get into the nitty-gritty bits of ISN, send me an email about joining our GoogleGroup. If you're looking to get some resources from ISN, check out our list of resources. We'll work to keep it updated!