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March 2017

Hacking Honeysuckle, Charlotte Sawyers Nature Area in Parkville

March 25, 2017

Platte Land Trust photo Platte Land Trust's Charlotte Sawyers Nature Area had become overgrown with woody, invasive plants. The Missouri Department of Conservation helped us revise a stewardship plan for the property in  2016.  PLT started the work in February 2017. See more photos and information. The first task - remove the small woody plants that invaded the grass lands using a forestry chipper. About 6 acres were treated. It was noisy for about 5 days. Yes, we still need…

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Iowa Invasive Species Conference

March 28, 2017 - March 29, 2017

IOWA INVASIVE SPECIES CONFERENCE (IISC) TUESDAY, MARCH 28, 2017 - WEDNESDAY MARCH 29, 2017 HONEY CREEK RESORT STATE PARK AT RATHBUN LAKE 12633 RESORT DRIVE, MORAVIA IA CLICK HERE TO REGISTER CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE AGENDA The goal of the Iowa Invasive Species Conference (IISC) is to strengthen the management of invasive species, especially prevention, control, and containment. A statewide conference will bring information and resources to invasive species professionals in a social, educational, and professional format that exists nowhere else in the state of Iowa. At least 240…

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July 2017

Exotic Invasive Plant Workshop, STL area

July 20, 2017 - July 21, 2017
ROCKWOODS RESERVATION, Glenco, MO United States + Google Map

July 20 • Thursday • 7 p.m.–9 p.m. Rockwoods Reservation, St. Louis area. Exotic invasive plants are plants that have been brought here from other countries, usually as ornamentals for gardens and backyards. They may look nice, but can become a real problem if they escape yards and take over wild areas. This will be a two-part program, with a classroom portion Thursday evening and a field trip to Forest 44 Saturday (7/22) morning from 9−11 a.m. to learn about…

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March 2018

Honeysuckle Sweep, St. Louis region

March 3 - March 18

In an effort to energize the greater St. Louis region around improving habitat for our native plants and animals, area conservation organizations join together to spotlight invasive bush honeysuckle and the need to remove it so that large swaths of land can become productive areas for native habitat, recreation and enjoyment. To that end, organizations will host public events and volunteer removal days during Honeysuckle Sweep Weeks. 2018 Honeysuckle Sweep Weeks will be : Spring: March 3–18, 2018 Fall: October 27–November…

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Native Plant Sale at Runge Conservation Nature Center

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Runge Nature Center Jefferson City, Missouri United States + Google Map

CONTACT: Carol Davit, 573-356-7828, or [email protected] Native Plant Sale at Runge Conservation Nature Center, March 24, 2018 Nine vendors will sell great variety of native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, trees, vines, and sedges, and native seeds Web link Don't miss this opportunity to purchase quality native wildflowers, grasses, sedges, vines, shrubs, and trees from eight native plant vendors and one native seed vendor at Runge Conservation Nature Center, 330 Commerce Drive, Jefferson City, MO on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Runge will host the sale rain or shine from 10:00…

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April 2018

Trial of Bush Honeysuckle

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Old Court House St. Louis, MO United States + Google Map

Please Note: This trial is for education, yet the foundations of the trial can lead toward actual litigation. Respecting the role of the judicial system to bring about change and honoring the history of the place the trial is taking  place in are of great importance. This is just a little bit of information but spread the word.

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Stop the Spread: Callery Pear Field Event

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
South Providence Medical Park, 551 E. Southhampton Drive
Columbia, MO United States
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The Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force is on a mission to stop the spread of invasive Bradford pear trees. Join experts on April 13, 2 p.m. at 551 E. Southhampton Drive in Columbia, MO for an hour-long event featuring speakers and learning stations. Hear practical management advice and insight on the impact of this once-favorite tree that is now becoming known as a highly invasive, weak-wooded, smelly, and thorny nuisance. For more information, visit moinvasives.org or contact Carol Davit, 573-356-728, [email protected]

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Callery pear volunteer work day at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, 5901 South Highway 163
Columbia, MO 65203 United States
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Rock Bridge Memorial State Park will host a Callery pear volunteer work day on Tuesday, April 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Park staff will demonstrate cutting and herbicide application techniques that you can put into practice during the work day. Tools and herbicide will be provided. Please call the park at 573-449-7400 to reserve your spot. Further instructions will be provided when you call. Inclement weather back-up date is Thursday, April 19.     

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November 2018

Invasive Plant Workshop in Rolla

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
East Central College, 2303 N Bishop Avenue
Rolla, MO United States
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Join the USDA Forest Service, University of Missouri Extension, and partners for information packed workshops on invasive plants of Missouri.   Discussions on: ~ The ecology and importance of Missouri's forests ~ How to identify and map invasive plants in Missouri ~ Native alternatives to invasive ornamental plants   October 30 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm Cole County Extension Center 3436 Tanner Bridge Road, Jefferson City November 5 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm East Central College 2303 N Bishop Avenue,…

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Invasive Plant Workshop in Columbia

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boone County Extension Center, 1012 N Highway UU
Columbia, MO 65201 United States
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Join the USDA Forest Service, University of Missouri Extension, and partners for information packed workshops on invasive plants of Missouri.   Discussions on: ~ The ecology and importance of Missouri's forests ~ How to identify and map invasive plants in Missouri ~ Native alternatives to invasive ornamental plants   October 30 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm Cole County Extension Center 3436 Tanner Bridge Road, Jefferson City   November 5 - 4:00 - 6:00 pm East Central College 2303 N Bishop…

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