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  1. Hi all, Has anyone been managing Porcelainberry? http://www.misin.msu.edu/facts/detail/?project=misin&id=193&cname=Porcelainberry We haven't yet, but are receiving more reports and might start looking into it more. It looks like from MISIN and iNaturalist reports it is mostly from Flint south. Thanks for any thoughts!
  2. Thanks, everyone, I just got a report/question about this plant as well in Oakland County!
  3. Thanks, Nor! At least one of the videos has now been posted (see below). It is also linked on our website: https://oaklandinvasivespecies.org/resources/#farmersmkt
  4. This is a helpful guide on native vs. invasive: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev3_017307.pdf
  5. 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.
  6. @Emily Messick check out these posts in regards to our survey efforts this year!
  7. 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/
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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
  11. Hi Shelby, We have or are planning to get the same certifications Katie mentioned!
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