The NCWMA hosts a variety of programs to raise awareness about invasive species. We work with audiences of all ages and backgrounds, including school groups, community organizations, and professionals. Some of our programs involve hands-on removal of invasive plants, while others provide an opportunity to exchange information and resources to help us combat invasives. If you would like to partner with the NCWMA to host an event, or would like more information on an event, please contact us.
Annual Field Season Wrap Up Meeting
September 20, 9:30. Potluck to follow!
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Highway G, Ashland, Wisconsin.
Invasive Species Identification Day with Mary Barkowiak starts at 1 p.m. See below!
Invasive Species I.D. Days!
Once each month throughout the summer, the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center puts on an Invasive Species Identification Day which includes a speaker at 1 to 2 pm. Each event includes educational booths from 2 to 4 pm on invasive species. People are encouraged to bring in their samples of unknown, problematic plants for identification and treatment advice.
June 7th: “Top Invasive Plants of the Northwoods,” Speaker: Ramona Shackleford, NCWMA Coordinator.
July 12th: "Double Jeopardy: Invasive Species and Climate Change," Speaker: Linda Parker, U.S. Forest Service and "What, my plants are illegal?” Speaker: Marjory Brzeskiewicz, U.S. Forest Service.
August 16: “Northern Wisconsin Aquatic Invasive Species Identification and Management Options” Speaker: Jeremy Bates, Wisconsin DNR.
September 20: “Jumping Worms,” Speaker: Mary Barkowiak, Wisconsin DNR.
National Public Lands Day, September 28th
8:30 am to 12 pm. Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center, 29270 County Highway G, Ashland, Wisconsin.
Volunteers will help plant and reseed an area damaged by flooding in 2018. Call Susan Nelson (715) 685-2644 to register. Volunteers receive a coupon to visit many National Parks and other federal lands for free.
Student Science Research Symposium, October 11th
Special presentation: Raptor Education Group, Inc (REGI) will teach students about raptors with live rescued animals.
Seventh grade students from regional schools come to the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center for day of science investigation. Students cycle through ten stations, including one from the NCWMA. Each station has a different organization teach about a science-related topic with a hands-on activity. Topics range from invasive species, water cycling, chemistry water sampling techniques, and other environmental related topics. In the afternoon, students will get to meet and learn about raptors such as owls, hawks, and falcons.