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3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids,MI49525

March 2019

Land Manager’s Tool Kit: Controlling Invasive Species Using Herbicide

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids,MI49525
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$35

Invasive species control is a growing field and an important component of land restoration. Come review the risks and benefits of controlling invasive species using herbicides with experts from the field. Participants will discuss best management practices for invasive species control. Topics will include roadside inspections, new regulations, strike team and contractor need to know facts and early detection invasive species identification. Earn 6 CEUs. RSVP: Eventbrite or call (616) 222.5801. Cost: $35 at the door ($30 for class and…

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May 2019

Kent Conservation District 2019 Spring Tree & Shrub Sale

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids,MI49525
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The author of Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy has shared that over the past century, urbanization has taken intact, ecologically productive land and fragmented and transformed it with lawns and exotic ornamental plants. The continental U.S. lost a staggering 150 million acres of habitat and farmland to urban sprawl, and that trend is not slowing. So, what can you do about it? We can help habitat loss by planting native species in our own yards and office spaces. We are…

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Landowner’s Invasive Species Tool Kit – Controlling the invasive species on your property

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids,MI49525
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Winter can be a good time to control invasive plants on your property. Visibility and mobility are better in areas of dense undergrowth, and frozen soil means less harm from machinery. However, winter can make plant ID more challenging, and it changes the way plants respond to herbicides. Come join the Kent Conservation District Strike team for a workshop on identification and control of invasive plant species, such as oriental bittersweet, autumn olive, garlic mustard, among others. Reviews control options…

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Kent Conservation District 2019 Native Wildflower Sale

May 25 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids,MI49525
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The author of Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy has shared that over the past century, urbanization has taken intact, ecologically productive land and fragmented and transformed it with lawns and exotic ornamental plants. The continental U.S. lost a staggering 150 million acres of habitat and farmland to urban sprawl, and that trend is not slowing. So, what can you do about it? We can help habitat loss by planting native species in our own yards and office spaces. We are…

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