Invasive plant virtual workshop

Chris Evans, University of Illinois,

The Village of Gays Mills is teaming up with the Wisconsin First Detector Network (WIFDN) and Extension to host a virtual workshop on invasive plants. Titled “Invasive Plants: Know Them, Control Them,” the workshop will take place on zoom on September 30th from 9 am-10:30 am.

The workshop will provide you with the basic information needed to recognize and manage invasive plants common – or coming – to western Wisconsin. Presenters include Anne Pearce, WIFDN Coordinator, and Dr. Mark Renz, Professor and Extension Weed Specialist, UW-Madison. Here is the agenda:

  • 9:00 am – Impacts of invasive plants to landowners and communities
  • 9:15 am – Identification of priority and early detection invasive plants in western Wisconsin
  • 9:45 am – Invasive plant management planning, tools, and techniques
  • 10:15 am – Questions and answers

The workshop is free but the number of participants is limited. If you are interested, enroll early to ensure your place in the class.

To register, email Forester Cindy Kohles ( to receive the registration link. Once you fill out the form, you will receive an automatic email from Zoom/Anne Pearce with a personalized link to join us on September 30th. Be sure to save the email with the link!

Questions regarding registration or the workshop should be directed to Cindy Kohles at 608-872-2184 (leave a message with your phone number repeated twice and best time to call if no one answers) or

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