Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Upcoming Webinars on Invasive Aquatic Plants

Aquatic Invasive Species: What's Here? What's Coming? What Can We Do? – Stewardship Network Webcast  
Presentation by: Dr. Jo Latimore, Michigan State University; and Lisa Brush, The Stewardship Network
Date: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Time: 12 noon to 1pm Eastern
Click here to view webcast!
(Link will become live day of webcast)
As the temperature rises and we head into summer, many of us will be heading towards the water. Michigan truly is a “water wonderland”, surrounded by the Great Lakes and home to thousands of inland lakes, rivers, and streams. Unfortunately, many of these aquatic systems have been significantly changed by invasive, non-native plants and animals – and it seems like there is a new invader discovered every day! During this webcast, we will take a look at some of the aquatic invasive species now found in Michigan, and some that are knocking on our door. We’ll also discuss a variety of ways to help stop the spread and protect our lakes and streams.

The Science Behind Aquatic Invasive Plants
An Overview of Aquatic Invasive Plants - Greg Hitzroth, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey
Assessing the Ecological Risk of Aquatic Plants - Reuben Keller, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago
Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species - Greg Hitzroth, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey

               Tuesday, June 18, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central

Building a Better Water Garden
Creating Beautiful and Environmentally Responsible Water Landscapes - Heidi Natura, Founder and Partner, Living Habitats
Alternatives for Invasive Aquatic Plants - Bob Kirschner, Curator of Aquatic Plant & Urban Lake Studies, Chicago Botanic Garden

Thursday, June 20, 2013
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Central


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