KATIE GRZESIAK OF INVASIVE SPECIES NETWORK TO TALK ABOUT
INVASIVE SPECIES IN GARDENS AND ON THE HORIZON
Katie Grzesiak, Coordinator for the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network (ISN), will speak on Invasive Species in Gardens and on the Horizon at the February 4 meeting of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan. The meeting will be held at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. Refreshments with an optional potluck will be served at 6 p.m. and the program will start at 6:30 p.m.
Ms. Grzesiak has a Master of Science from the University of Michigan’s School of Environment and Sustainability. She worked for the National Parks Service at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on invasive species management, and was a researcher on the effects of herbicides on spotted knapweed and native plant communities for her master’s thesis. "In her Coordinator role she manages several programs such as Go Beyond Beauty, which has just received state-wide funding, Japanese Barberry Trade up day, and Play, Clean, Go boot cleaning stations."
“The Invasive Species Network has been providing public awareness and eradication of invasive species which is key to the protection of our local areas” says Michele Worden, President of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan. “
The Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan (MGANM) furthers the horticulture education activities of MSU Extension through monthly educational presentations. Meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to the public. A $5 donation from non-members is appreciated. For certified master gardeners meeting attendance earns credits toward volunteer and education hours. For more information visit mganm.org
Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization,
as a chapter of the Michigan Master Gardener Association. 8527 E Governmental Center Drive, Suite 107, Suttons Bay. Michigan , 49682