Invasive Plant Removal * NEW DATE!!

Due to increment weather, this event has been moved to September 19!

Help treat and remove a variety of invasive plant species at Cartier Park. In August we pulled several Bush Honeysuckle shrubs. We’ll continue removing this shrub that replaces native plants. Even though it does provide some nectar and berries to insects and birds the leaves are not palatable to most native insects. A discussion to help identify these shrubs will take place before we start.

Meet at the parking area by the gazebo by Lincoln Lake at the end of Rath Ave.  Bring water,  gloves and wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Event will be held in fair weather, and sometimes wraps up early, depending on site conditions.

Ludington State Park Garlic Mustard Pull

Help protect the park from invasive plants like garlic mustard and spotted knapweed! We’ll cover the basic plant identification and then pull plants near the trailhead. This event is being hosted by the Friends of the Ludington State Park.

Meet at the small parking area at the intersection of Piney Ridge Rd and 19th Street, which is just north of the Hobby Crest Resort. Parking area coordinates: 44.018014, -86.473231

Long sleeve shirts, long pants and closed-toed shoes are highly recommended.

Get registered or for more information contact Emily Leslie at LeslieE1@michigan.gov.

Invasive Plant Removal

Help treat and remove a variety of invasive plant species at Cartier Park. We’ll  be cutting and treating Oriental Bittersweet.  A discussion to help identify these plants will take place before we start.

Meet at the dog park by at the end of Rath Ave. Meet at the dog park by at the end of Rath Ave. Bring water, garden trowel, gloves and wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed toed shoes. Event will be held in fair weather, and sometimes wraps up early, depending on site conditions.

Invasive Plant Removal

Help treat and remove a variety of invasive plant species at Cartier Park. We’ll  be pulling Bush Honeysuckle shrubs. This shrub replaces native plants. Even though it does provide some nectar and berries to insects and birds the leaves are not palatable to most native insects. A discussion to help identify these shrubs will take place before we start.

Meet at the parking lot at Rath Ave. and Bryant Rd. Bring water, garden trowel, gloves and wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Event will be held in fair weather, and sometimes wraps up early, depending on site conditions.

Fall Walking Tour at Cartier Park | 10 am

Learn about both invasive and native plants at Cartier Park with Dave Dister, local botanist and author. Dave will take us on a walking tour of the fall growth in the park. He’ll give information on a variety of invasive species, highlighting the progress that was made last year near the gazebo. He’ll also talk about the native plants that were added last fall. Meet by the Bark Park at the end of Rath Ave. by Lincoln Lake.

This event will be held in fair weather, and sometimes wraps up early, depending on site conditions.

Invasive Plant Removal

Help treat and remove a variety of invasive plant species at Cartier Park. We’ll be pulling the challenging shrub Japanese Barberry with the Uprooter tool. A discussion to help identify these plants will take place before we start.

Meet at the dog park by at the end of Rath Ave. Bring water, heavy gloves and wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed toed shoes. Gardening sheers and tree loppers are also helpful. Event will be held in fair weather, and sometimes wraps up early, depending on site conditions.

Invasive Plant Removal

Help treat and remove a variety of invasive plant species at Cartier Park. We’ll be pulling mugwort and dames rocket. We’ll also be removing weeds around the gazebo. If we have enough volunteers we’ll break into groups and also remove Japanese barberry in the area. A discussion to help identify these plants will take place before we start.

Meet at the gazebo west of the dog park by at the end of Rath Ave. Bring water, heavy gloves and wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed toed shoes. Please bring a  garden spade or dandelion removal tool. A bucket is also helpful. Event will be held in fair weather, and sometimes wraps up early, depending on site conditions.

Invasive Plant Removal | 10 AM!

Help treat and remove a variety of invasive plant species at Cartier Park. We’ll be pulling the challenging shrub Japanese Barberry with the Uprooter tool. A discussion to help identify these plants will take place before we start. Meet at the dog park by at the end of Rath Ave. Bring water, heavy gloves and wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed toed shoes. Gardening sheers and tree loppers are also helpful. Event will be held in fair weather, and sometimes wraps up early, depending on site conditions.

Invasive Plant Removal

Help treat and remove a variety of invasive plant species at Cartier Park. We’ll be pulling the challenging shrub Japanese Barberry with the Uprooter tool. A discussion to help identify these plants will take place before we start. Meet at the dog park by at the end of Rath Ave. Bring water, heavy gloves and wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed toed shoes. Gardening sheers and tree loppers are also helpful. Event will be held in fair weather, and sometimes wraps up early, depending on site conditions.

Invasive Plant Removal

Help treat and remove a variety of invasive plant species at Cartier Park. We’ll be pulling the challenging shrub Japanese Barberry with the Uprooter tool. A discussion to help identify these plants will take place before we start. Meet at the dog park by at the end of Rath Ave. Bring water, heavy gloves and wear long pants, long sleeved shirt and closed toed shoes. Gardening sheers and tree loppers are also helpful. Event will be held in fair weather, and sometimes wraps up early, depending on site conditions.