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SICIM Invasive Training: Valparaiso

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


This training is for anyone in Northwest Indiana interested in:

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

Registration is required and attendance is limited to 25 participants.

NOTE: This event is on Central time. 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
  • Mandi Glanz: Regional Specialist, State of Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM)

Species being covered: Fountain grass and Chinese silver grass, poison hemlock and wild parsnip, European cranberry, rose of Sharon, mugwort or silkwort, white mulberry, Siberian elm, winged burning bush, spindle tree, and roundleaf bittersweet

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


June 21
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
450 West 100 North
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
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