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April 2018

Callery pear volunteer work day at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park

April 17, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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MoIP Talk at Missouri Green Industry Conference

November 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. Charles Convention Center St. Charles, MO United States + Google Map

How the Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP) Pledge Can Benefit Everyone, and Other Ways MoIP is Taking Action to Control Invasive Species for Sale Come to our session at the Missouri Green Industry Conference to lear how municipalities, organizations, campuses, etc. can take the MoIP Pledge to Stop the Spread of Invasive Plant Species and work to eradicate invasive species, gain positive PR, and save money in the long-term. A panel of Task Force members Bill Ruppert (MoGIA and…

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January 2019

Public Meetings: Stop the Weed Invasion

January 15 - January 29

Our Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force partners have organized public meetings about invasive weeds. Join them in Salem, Alton, and Ellington in January!  

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February 2019

What Has Wandered Into Your Woods? Workshop – Dubuque, IA

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$10

Invasive Species Conference - Trees Forever Learn to ID, treat and remove invasive plants at this conference in Iowa. Speakers include the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Tivon Feeley, state forester Mark Vitosh and more. $10 registration fee covers lunch and handouts. Please register here by January 29th.

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Invasive Species Collaboration: Informing the Masses, Building the Armies, Stemming the Flow, and Turning the Tide

February 7 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Tan-Tar-A Resort Osage Beach, MO United States + Google Map

Join us for a Missouri Natural Resources Conference session. Invasive plants and animals have serious impacts on virtually all aspects of forest, fish, and wildlife conservation, and to some degree, soil health as well. The Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force (MoIP), the Scenic Rivers Invasive Species Partnership, the Feral Hog Partnership, the Missouri Invasive Forest Pests Council, and other invasive plant control collaborations are gaining momentum in the state. New alliances and tactics are underway to identify, fund, and tackle invasive…

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UMSL Natural Land Restoration Event

February 14 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

What: Learn about restoration work happening on UMSL. Learn about invasive plant removal by mechanical means, techniques and methodologies. Meet other professionals in natural lands restoration work. Speak with Native Landscape Solutions (contractors) performing the work. Speak with Jay Fish and learn about the UMSL Campus Honors Environmental Research Project. Learn about MDC Community Conservation Fund. UMSL recently applied for and received full MDC funding to assist in restoration work of 7 total acres. There are two separate sites slated…

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March 2019

Ecological Restoration Workshop For Educators (MOBOT)

March 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve, 307 Pinetum Loop Rd
Gray's Summit, MO 63039 United States
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Free

Please join Missouri Invasive Plant Task Force member partner Missouri Botanical Garden in attending the Ecological Restoration Workshop for Educators at the Shaw Nature Reserve Carriage House. This workshop is focused on providing educators (teachers, boy/girl scout leaders, community leaders, and more) with the resources they need to introduce ecological restoration into their curriculum and lesson plans. Both formal and informal educators are invited to attend. Even if you don't fall into the educator category, feel welcome to join in to…

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May 2019

Illinois Invasive Species Symposium

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Register here. The Annual Illinois Invasive Species Symposium is BACK on May 23th, 2019! This year, we have yet another great lineup of speakers from arcross Illinois presenting a varitey of topics about invasives. Doors open at 9 am and our program starts at 9:30 am. Topics include feral swine, sericea lespedeza, emerald ash borer, the 'Be a Hero' campaign, control of invasive shrubs, Japanese stiltgrass, invasive species management programs, invasion over time in woodlands, invasive mosquitoes, and cheatgrass. The…

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