Michigan Invasive Plant Council Annual Symposium

Early Detection/Rapids Response programs throughout the state

March 2, 2012
Kellogg Center—East Lansing, MI

Program Speakers:

8:30-9:00         Registration

9:00-9:15         Keynote Speaker Patty Birkholz, Office of the Great Lakes. Aquatic Invasive Species in Michigan.

9:15-9:45         MIPC Mission and Objectives

9:45-10:30       Phyllis Higman, Michigan Natural Features Inventory. A Statewide EDRR Program for New Aquatic Invaders in Michigan

10:30-10:45     Break

10:45-11:30Brittany Bird, Oakland County Parks. EDRR for Swallowwort Throughout Oakland County.

11:30-12:15     ShaunHoward, The Nature Conservancy. Controlling Invasive Plants Throughout Eastern Lake Michigan

12:15-1:00       Lunch (provided) and networking

1:00-1:30         Heidi Shaffer, Antrim County Conservation District. EDRR for Phragmites control in Northwest Michigan

1:30-2:15         Vern Stephens, Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Statewide EDRR Efforts and Development of a Cooperative Weed Management Area in the Eastern Upper Peninsula

2:15-2:30         Break

2:30-3:15         Melanie Manion, Ottawa County Parks and Recreation. EDRR Efforts in West Michigan for Japanese Knotweed, Phragmites, and Swallowwort.

3:15-4:00         Panel Discussion—Assessed Plants and Early Detection/Rapid Response

*MDA is offering 2 recertification credits for Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License categories 5 or 6 for attendees of this symposium

Click here for a PDF copy of the program.

For more information, contact: Brian Majka, 616-847-1680,

MDA Recertification Credits are available for this symposium.
The symposium offers 2 CE credits for Commercial Pesticide Applicator license categories 5 and 6.

We are now offering participants the opportunity to “bring a friend” at no additional charge.



2012 Symposium Registration
Registration (PDF)

To Register for the MIPC Symposium,
Download the form here and mail with your check to:

Michigan Invasive Plant Council
P.O. Box 27036
Lansing, MI 48909-7036
Make Checks payable to:  ‘Michigan Invasive Plant Council’ 

Registration deadline:  February 28, 2012