SICIM Invasive Training: Greencastle
May 31 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
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.
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
- 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.