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January 2019

Public Meetings: Stop the Weed Invasion

January 15, 2019 - January 29, 2019

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, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Shaw Nature Reserve, 307 Pinetum Loop Rd
Gray's Summit, MO 63039 United States
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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, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Invasive Species Solutions: When science, policy, and stewardship converge

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Our local lands and waters – and the life they support – are among our region’s most valuable assets. These special places face many threats, including the problematic spread of invasive species. In recent years, the BiodiverseCity St. Louis network of organizations and individuals have joined forces to activate the region in tackling this problem hands-on, through the Honeysuckle Sweep for Healthy Habitats citizen stewardship campaign. This campaign occurs March 1-31 and November 1-30 each year. As part of the…

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February 2020

Training Opportunity: How to Stop Invading Superweeds

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Montgomery City Public Library

A message from Roxie (Peveler) Campbell who grew up in Montgomery County near Bellflower, MO.  Training provided by Missouri State Parks.  Visit at MoStateParks.com. Non-native, aggressively-spreading plants make it difficult for people to use land as they wish, and take time and money to control. These plants are not just another plant in the woods; they are superweeds that steal sunlight, water and nutrients and some even release harmful chemicals. These effects cause a decrease in the growth rate and reproduction…

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March 2020

How to Stop Invasive Superweeds

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rock Bridge Memorial State Park, 5901 South Highway 163
Columbia, MO 65203 United States
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How to Stop Invasive Superweeds

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April 2020

{Postponed Date TBA} Invasive Tree Buy-Back in St. Louis

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Forest ReLeaf Comunitree Garden, 2194 Creve Coeur Mill Rd SOUTH, from Hwy 141/Maryland Heights Expressway
Creve Coeur,
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Note: As of March 17, 2020, due to CDC recommendations regarding the spread of COVID-19, our partners have decided to postpone the April 4 Callery pear buyback in St. Louis for a few weeks or possibly until spring 2021. We tentatively plan to conduct the April 30 Callery pear buyback in Columbia as scheduled. We will update our plans in early April. Mark your calendars and call your arborist! The Callery pear buy-back is in its second year. The Missouri…

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