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3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

January 2019

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

January 26, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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$5

Winter can be a good time to control invasive plants on your property. Visibility and mobility is 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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February 2019

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

February 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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$5

Winter can be a good time to control invasive plants on your property. Visibility and mobility is 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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March 2019

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

March 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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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

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

May 15, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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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 and challenges using examples aimed at the average homeowners. Treatment kits will be available to purchase. Pre-orders are recommended. Please e-mail if you are interested in purchasing a treatment kit for $75 (includes everything you will need to treat your invasive species: instructions, herbicide, safety gear, hand tools,…

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March 2021

Native Plant Landscaping

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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Free

This Zoom workshop will focus on enhancing biodiversity to create healthy habitats in the soil and landscape where you live. Participants will: Learn about design techniques to foster healthy habitats that improve water quality and soil health. Be impressed by the many native grasses, wildflowers and shrubs found in Kent County. Review the steps a landowner will take to prepare for and install native plants. Using case studies, be shown examples of beautiful landscapes that impress the neighbors and beckon…

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April 2021

Spring Native Tree-Shrub Sale and Browse ‘N Buy

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
kent Conservation District, 3260 Eagle Park Drive Northeast, #111
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
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The Native Tree and Shrub Sale browse and buy and a special PRE-ORDER pickup is scheduled for April 24th via signup genius timeslots is being prepared at the corner of Leonard and Beltline @ 3260 Eagle Park Dr NE, Suite 111 Grand Rapids, MI 49525. If you are interested in pre-ordering, the deadline is April 3rd, 2021 and you can find the order form and online store on our website https://www.kentconservation.org/plant-sales/. The author of Bringing Nature Home, Doug Tallamy has…

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