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  2. Become a steward of the land! Join the Lake St. Clair CISMA this May at the Stony Creek Metropark for garlic mustard pulls. Better connect with nature and the work the CISMA does to preserve it by helping to clear invasive plants so native ones can thrive. Together we can help reduce the impacts of invasive species, learn more about our natural communities, and enjoy a rewarding outdoor experience! Please feel encouraged to share this with interested audiences and or provide useful contacts to help disperse this flyer. Thank you, McKenzi Stony Creek_Stewardship_5-13 & 5-28.pdf
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  4. The Ingham Conservation District is looking to fill two seasonal, part-time positions to assist the work of the Mid-Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. Visit inghamconservation.com/mm-cisma for position descriptions and application instructions. Invasive Species Crew Member Announcement.pdf Invasive Species Intern Announcement.pdf
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  6. This is a helpful guide on native vs. invasive: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev3_017307.pdf
  7. Hi @Benjamin VanDyke , we definitely have them in Oakland County. I suggest talking to Scott Tiegs at Oakland University who has worked on them. https://oakland.edu/biology/top-links/directory/tiegs We're not doing much at the moment, but I have heard that some property owners in Oakland County are working on it. The main thing I would recommend for people is to plant bare root stock so as not to transfer soil in between locations.
  8. @Emily Messick check out these posts in regards to our survey efforts this year!
  9. Here is the Play Clean Go page about sign design--if you become a Play Clean Go member you can modify the sign with your logo: https://www.playcleango.org/outdoor-boot-brush-educational-signage Also, a recent article from NAISMA about boot brush stations: https://www.naisma.org/2020/03/12/boot-brush-stations-are-they-effective/
  10. Now there is a new Extension Educator for RIPPLE as well, Paige Filice! She is happy to work with CISMAs on outreach to business, clubs etc. in your area! https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/msu-extension-hires-new-water-resources-educator
  11. What a great idea, Erica! Please let us know when this link is available for the video. Our Conservation District partners do a lot of work with our Farmers Market managers, and I would love to have them add this information for them in the future.
  12. Hi Jen, I know at least some of this can be entered into the MISIN Treatment Tracker as well. We use ArcGIS for treatment data and plan to start collecting more monitoring data this year, so we'll see how that goes. Let us know what you decided was the best!
  13. Hi all, The Lake St. Clair CISMA and GiLLs CISMA and our local MDARD Plant Health Inspector hosted a training last month for farmer's market managers on invasive species they might see at their market. This came up because last year a vendor was selling Japanese knotweed at Detroit's Eastern Market as food (the shoots). While we didn't have a great turn out at this event due to snow, farmer's market managers seemed very interested in the topic thus I wanted to post the idea and materials here in case anyone else wants to try it! I've included a brochure with the top 4 invasives that might be an issue (based on our discussion with our local Plant Health Inspector), MDARD contacts and CISMA contacts. We did record the meeting, so I'll post that link when available, too. Let me know if anyone is interested in the slides (I'm guessing they are too large to post here). Thanks to McKenzi, Patrick and Amy Kennedy from MDARD for working on this! https://oaklandinvasivespecies.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/4-invasives-in-your-market.pdf https://oaklandinvasivespecies.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LocalCISMAContacts.pdf https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdard/Map_of_Michigan_Nursery_Inspection_Districts_643674_7.pdf
  14. Hi Shelby, We have or are planning to get the same certifications Katie mentioned!
  15. The Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area is now accepting applications for a 2020 CISMA technician. Please feel free to share the attached job description to any interested target audiences. Thank you, McKenzi LSC_CISMA_Technician_JobDescription_FINAL2020.pdf
  16. Coffee leaf rust has long been the enemy of coffee growers, but a snail from Southeast Asia may give them hope. View the full article
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