Ozaukee Washington Land Trust

2016 Great Lakes Ecosystem Based Invasive Plant Monitoring Workshop

Riverbend Conservancy

Located in the Town of Trenton, Riverbend is 88 acres. It is one of the few large tracts of undeveloped land along the Milwaukee River in Washington County. On the northern part of the site is a 20 acre lowland hardwood forest, which serves as a wonderful example of what the river basin looked like before European settlement. Never farmed because of its swampy bottom, it remains very rich and especially diverse in tree species.

We will meet at the OWLT office for a morning educational session. The session will feature hands-on training covering invasive species identification and mapping using the Great Lakes Early Detection (GLEDN) mobile application. Phragmites, purple loosestrife and Canada thistle will be the focus invasive species of the day. Educational materials will be provided. After the morning session, we will caravan to the site to test out the application and search for invasive species.

August 27, Saturday 10 am-2 pm
Phragmites, purple loosestrife and Canada thistle
Meet at OWLT office: 200 Wisconsin Street, West Bend, WI, 53095 (Map)

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