Invasive species road show July 28 in Rhinelander
Purple loostrife, pictured, is one invasive plant found in the Northwoods.
For the Star Journal
RHINELANDER – A team from Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department is hosting an Invasive Species Road Show July 28 at the Oneida County Courthouse pollinator garden. The team will help identify native or invasive plants, snails and other water creatures that may be harmful, answer questions and provide guidance on invasive species management.
The Road Show will take place 1-4 p.m., and is free to attend; no appointment necessary. Bring a sample or image of the suspected invader to the pollinator garden, located along Baird Avenue in Rhinelander.
In a news release, aquatic invasive species coordinator and conservation technician Stephanie Boisemenue stated it’s never too late to learn about invasive plants and animals.
“Invasive plants, insects, animal species and diseases are the foremost threat to native species and ecosystems in woodlands, wetlands, water bodies and neighborhoods. When it comes to conservation and preventing the spread of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species, the more you know, the more you can make a difference.”