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SICIM Invasive Training: Greencastle

May 31, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


This training is for anyone in West Central Indiana interested in:

  • invasive plant identification and management
  • habitat restoration for pollinators, birds, & other wildlife
  • land conservation & restoration
  • citizen science

Registration is free but required and attendance is limited to 25 participants.

Directions: From Downtown Greencastle, go south on Jackson Street. Turn right onto W. Walnut Street going west. Follow W and follow for .6 miles. The driveway to the Nature Park is on the left. Follow the driveway .5 miles to the main parking lot.

NOTE: Please bring your lunch and water to drink. Snacks will be provided. We will be spending some time outside for identification and management techniques, so please dress for the weather.

Training Agenda

8:45 AM –Registration and welcome

9:15 – Species Identification (classroom session)

11:30 – Lunch onsite (participants bring their own lunch) / Break

12:15 – Plant Identification in the field with landowner survey forms (this will be an opportunity to learn about our free landowner survey program and how we complete a landowner survey)

2:15 – Break

2:30 – Management technique demonstration and mini-Weed Wrangle®

3:00 – Depart

Event speakers:

  • Dawn Slack: Indiana Invasives Initiative Project Coordinator (SICIM); Chair, Invasive Plant Advisory Committee
  • Amber Slaughterbeck: Regional Specialist, State of Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM)

Species being covered: Tree of heaven, Japanese stiltgrass, sweet autumn clematis, poison hemlock/wild parsnip, porcelain berry, roundleaf bittersweet, yellow-groove bamboo, Japanese barberry, Japanese hops, and nonnative wisteria

To find dates, locations, and registration information for all trainings visit: www.sicim.info/regional-trainings.


May 31, 2023
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Depauw Nature Park
1400 W County Road 125 S
Greencastle, Indiana 46135
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