Register now for Wisconsin Invasive Plant Management on Roadsides Workshops

Contact: Mark Renz, mrenz@wisc.edu

Invasive plants have been shown to impact Wisconsin’s economy, environment and human health. Roadsides are a key area where these unwanted plants establish and spread. These right of way habitats are challenging to work in but focused efforts can be successful in preventing spread and reduce invasive plant populations.

To help educate and jumpstart management, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension along with 4-Control are conducting roadside invasive plant workshops throughout the state. We invite you to attend one of these five regional workshops. While this training is available to anyone interested, the focus will be on training staff of municipalities that manage vegetation on roadsides.

At each event training will include how to:

  • Identify common invasive plants
  • Utilize common invasive plant management techniques
  • Map invasive plants populations
  • Develop an invasive plant management plan

The program will consist of classroom and field activities that demonstrate approaches to management and resources available to support efforts. All workshops include lunch and transportation to and from the field. Discussions with experts will enlighten attendees on how to integrate these tools into a comprehensive management plan tailored to the municipalities’ goals.

All workshops will be from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The dates and locations are:

  • Kenosha County: Wednesday, July 17th at Kenosha County Center (19600 75th St, Bristol)
  • Chippewa County: Thursday, July 18th at White Birch Inn (1039 State Hwy 64, Bloomer)
  • Portage County: Tuesday, July 23rd at Lettie Jensen Center (487 N Main St, Amherst)
  • Sauk County: Thursday, July 25th at Compeer Financial (N Ridge Dr, Prairie Du Sac)
  • Brown County: Tuesday, August 13th at Way-Morr Park (3832 Park Rd, Greenleaf)

Thanks to our sponsors (Corteva Agriscience, Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin, Nutrien Solutions, University of Wisconsin Extension, Wisconsin First Detector Network) workshops are FREE. In order to have enough space we do require attendees to register. Register online at https://go.wisc.edu/c8855v. Space is limited, so register early to reserve a spot.

If there are additional questions, please email Leo Roth (NLROTH2@wisc.edu), Anne Pearce (anne.pearce@wisc.edu ) or Mark Renz (mrenz@wisc.edu ).

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