Sunny weather great for invasive plants

The sunny weather has played in favor for many plants, including non native ones. Although growth can be beneficial, that’s not the case with invasive species.

That’s why the Marquette county conservation district is holding it’s annual rapid response invasive plant intervention team of the U.P. workshop September 15th, also known as “Rip it Up.” And volunteers will do just that.

Groups will be assigned a location and rip out invasive plants that are not originally from the U.P. and are detrimental to native surrounding plants.

The Marquette county conservation district has a top ten list of invasive plants that the team will be looking out for:

1. Eurasian watermilfoil

2. Glossy buckhorn

3. Phargimites

4. Spotted knapweed

5. White street clover

6. Japanese knotweed

7. Japanese barberry

8. Garlic mustard

9. Reed canary grass

10. Purple loosestrife

After September’s rip it up workshop, volunteers will head outdoors looking for these specific plants.

If you’d like to help out the fight of invasive plants, you can. On Wednesday, September 15th, the Marquette county conservation district will be holding a rip it up workshop, at Skandia township hall from 6:30 to 8:30. Call 226–2461 to register for more information.

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