Tuesday, May 4, 2010

First week of May - midweek ISAM events

Two midweek ISAM events during the second week of May, one at each end of the state. If go get a chance to attend one, you can give feedback by posting on the ISAM facebook page (linked from www.illinoisinvasives.org)

Wednesday, May 5th
The Rite Bite Dinner
When: Wed, May 5, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Shedd Aquarium at Uncommon Ground
Description: This adult program will highlight the importance of native plants vs. non-native plants for use in gardening. They will tour the roof-top garden at the restaurant and hear from Shedd’s horticulturalist, Christine Nye. (Shedd Aquarium)

Wednesday, May 5th
Giant City State Park - Illinois Weed Watch Training Session
When: Wed, May 5, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Giant City State Park - Visitor's Center - Makanda, Illinois (map)
Description: Invasive plant species can aggressively overtake or displace native species causing a drastic reduction in our native biodiversity and natural beauty. Discovering weeds before they become well-established is critical to reducing damage to ecosystem integrity, preventing the loss of habitat for rare plants and animals, and preventing costly natural resource management. WeedWatch volunteers will learn to identify, locate and map invasive species within Illinois Natural Area Inventory sites that are located in Wilderness Areas in the Shawnee National Forest. Interested? Contact Terri Treacy at 618-521-1030 or terri.treacy@sierraclub.org.

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