Early Detection/Rapids Response programs throughout the state
March 2, 2012
Kellogg Center—East Lansing, MI
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
10:45-11:30Brittany 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
2:30-3:15 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.
To Register for the MIPC Symposium,
Michigan Invasive Plant Council
Make Checks payable to: ‘Michigan Invasive Plant Council’ Registration deadline: February 28, 2012