Febrauary 26th through March 4th marks an effort to spread the word on conservation efforts and identify solutions to issues at the local, state, and federal level. We invite you to join us as we inform individuals of concerns right here in northwest Michigan.
To encourage further education, ISN is also doing a giveaway of invasive species-focused items this week! To participate, visit our facebook page. A winner will be chosen (at random) and announced on Friday, March 2nd. Check out the prize package below!
Winter is the time for daydreaming about planting. Local conservation districts have started their native seedling sales. Place your orders soon!
Native Seedling Sales
Benzie Conservation District: Now through April 13, at 4:30pm
Grand Traverse Conservation District: Now through March 30th
Leelanau Conservation District: Now through April 6th
Manistee Conservation District: Now through March 31st
Keep an eye out for native plant sales in the near future as well.
January 18th was National Michigan Day!
The Great Lakes and natural landscape are only a couple reasons to celebrate our great state. So many Michiganders enjoy what Michigan has to offer; hiking, biking, boating, and hunting are just a few ways Michiganders recreate in this beautiful state. Keeping invasive species at bay is a large part of maintaining it's beauty. Get out there and enjoy, but remember to Play, Clean, Go.
Don't forget that invasive species can spread easily in winter and summer. Play, Clean, Go should be practiced no matter what time of year it is.
Read the following article by MSU Extension for more details on the threat of aquatic invasive species spread in winter.
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