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Sign up now for invasive species management class in June


I bet when you hear “invasive species” you think of Emerald Ash Borer, and maybe Dutch Elm Disease. Do you think of Asian Carp or Bradford/Callery Pear Trees? What about Burning bush and poison hemlock? You probably see an invasive species every single day.

In June, Purdue Extension Montgomery County will be hosting a four-week invasive species class to learn more about invasives. The class costs $35 for all four classes, and space is limited to 20.

The class will be
5-7 p.m. June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 25 in the third floor  conference room at Fusion 54 building, 101 W. Main St.

Class topics include:

• June 4 – Introduction to Invasive Species

• June 11 – Reporting, Recording, and Tracking

• June 18 – Invasive Forest Plants

• June 25 – Invasive Species in the Home Landscape

Supplementary Weed ID Walk:

Invasive species are a major threat to Indiana’s ecosystems and economy, causing significant harm to native plants, animals and habitats. In this educational series led by Purdue Extension, you’ll learn how to:

• Identify, report, track, and control invasive species in aquatic, forest, agricultural, and home landscape settings.

• Choose and incorporate native plants into your home landscaping.

Please consider joining the class. If you cannot commit to the four-week class, Montgomery County CISMA will be hosting an Invasive Plant ID Walk at Sugar Creek Nature Park 5-7 p.m. June 20. The walk is free and open to the public, as well as the participants in the class. Contact tricaherr@purdue.edu for more information.


Tricia Herr is the Montgomery County Extension Educator, Ag and Natural Resource. The office is at 400 Parke Ave., Crawfordsville; 765-364-6363. She may be reached by email at triciaherr@purdue.edu.