Winter Invaders & More
Date: 12/13/2019 - 12/13/2019
Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
From Oriental bittersweet used for holiday wreaths, to insects that decimate Hemlocks, fall and winter pose unique dangers for the spread of invasive species in the Eastern Upper Peninsula. To learn how to combat dangers to the local economy, native ecology, and human health, visit Avery Arts & Nature Learning Center – located at Hessel School House – from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 13, for a presentation by Nick Cassel, coordinator for Three Shores Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. In addition to off-season threats, Mr. Cassel will address warm -weather dangers such as the powerful Japanese knotweed, a plant capable of breaking through building foundations. The 45-minute presentation will cover Oriental bittersweet, Hemlock woolly adelgid, Japanese knotweed, Garlic mustard, Himalayan balsam, European frog-bit, and Wild parsnip. After the presentation, Mr. Cassel will provide time for discussion. In addition to informational handouts, Mr. Cassel will provide free boot brushes designed help prevent the spread of invasive species. Hessel School House is located at 3206 W. Cedar Road, Hessel, MI 49745. The program is free of charge. To register, call (906) 484-1333 or visit Donations are appreciated and will be used to support Hessel School House operations. An Avery Nature Conservation program, this event is supported by The Americana Foundation.