Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN)
News and Updates
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Garlic Mustard Dumpsters Available in May
ISN is pleased to announce that dumpsters for garlic mustard collection will once again be available for public use this spring. Located throughout our service area, in all four counties, please feel free to bring your double-bagged garlic mustard to these locations for disposal. All dumpsters should be in place by the second week of May and will stay through early June. Some locations will vary - please visit the garlic mustard dumpster page for complete details on use and location. Any questions can be directed to Outreach Specialist, Emily Cook - email@example.com
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
UPDATE (4.20.2021): We recommend that all surveying efforts are stopped for the season as HWA crawlers will soon be active again. It can resume in the winter 2021/2022 season. Please contact ISN with any questions.
Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) was recently confirmed in northern Benzie County, within ISN's service area. Survey efforts are being expanded and we are working with partners to address this issue. Please read the complete press release here.
For more information on HWA, ISN's work to stay ahead of the spread, and surveying information, please follow the link below.
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ISN and Invasive Species in the Media
- Invasive hemlock woolly adelgid found in northern Benzie County (Michigan DNR)
- NotMISpecies webinar series returns in New Year (Michigan DNR)
- Play Clean Snow? Winter is still a time to stop invasive species (PlayCleanGo)
- How non-native plants are contributing to a global insect decline (Yale Environment 360)
- Invasive, hyperbolically named vine makes first known appearance in Michigan (Western Michigan University Public Radio)
- Continued vigilance urged after dead lanternfly cases identified in Michigan (EGLE)