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Muir Park Invasive Plant Field Day

On October 2nd, 2021, CWIP and the Marquette County Land & Water Conservation Department held a Muir Park Invasive Plant Field Day. After learning about park history and invasive plant identification, mapping, and control, attendees headed out onto the property to control invasive plants including buckthorn, honeysuckle, autumn olive, and black locust. 

Thank you to Morgan Kepler and Kathleen McGwin for presenting at this workshop. Also thanks to members of the Prairie Enthusiasts, Wisconsin Friends of John Muir, and the Ice Age Trail Alliance for helping plan and promote the event. This event was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 

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Photo by Mark T. Nelson

Photo by Kathleen McGwin

Prairie Invasive Plant Workshop

CWIP and The Prairie Enthusiasts Prairie Sands Chapter partnered to hold a Prairie Invasive Plant Workshop on September 11th, 2021. Attendees learned about identification and control of invasive plants including buckthorn, wild parsnip, and sweet clover. This event included in-depth demonstrations of various tools used to control invasive plants. 

Thank you to Robert Baller for sharing his expertise, Dale Johnson for allowing us to meet on his property, and David Hamel for helping  organize the event. This event was also made possible by our sponsor Sparrow Native Landscaping, and our grant funder the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. 

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Photo by Robert Baller

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Conservation Easement Workday

On April 17th, 2021, CWIP held a volunteer workday on a private property in Portage County. This event was held in partnership with the North Central Conservancy Trust. The property worked on has a conservation easement held by North Central Conservancy Trust. 

Attendees removed autumn olive and honeysuckle plants using pulling tools, handsaws, and herbicide. 


Multi-Session Forest Invasives Webinar

On September 26th, 2020, CWIP held a webinar focusing on forest invasive plants. Sessions centered on mapping/monitoring and identification of common, less common, and early detection species. The sessions can be viewed from the links on our webinars page!

Funding to organize this event was provided by a grant from the Wisconsin DNR - Weed Management Area program and a grant from the US Forest Service - Landscape Scale Restoration program. Thank you to these sponsors!


CWIP Summer 2020 Mapping Blitz

During the summer of 2020, CWIP volunteers drove predetermined routes and reported invasive plants growing along the roadside. Volunteers mapped about 325 miles of roads! If you'd like to watch the training webinar for the Mapping Blitz, it is available on our Facebook page

Funding to organize this event was provided by a grant from the US Forest Service - Cooperative Weed Management Areas program and a grant from the Wisconsin DNR - Weed Management Area program. Thank you to these sponsors!


Central Wisconsin Landowner Invasive Plant Field Day

On Saturday, September 28th, 2019, the Central Wisconsin Invasives Partnership held their first event, an invasive species workshop on private land in Mount Morris, Waushara County. Attendees from a variety of backgrounds gathered to learn about invasive species identification, monitoring, and management. Presentations were followed with a property walk by the landowner. This walk included conversations about management techniques and restoration successes on the property. 


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Thank you to our workshop sponsors!

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