AFFEW to host invasive plant presentation Tuesday

October 16, 2023

AFFEW to host invasive plant presentation Tuesday

LUDINGTON — AFFEW (A Few Friends of the Environment of the World) and the City of Ludington  are holding  a free informational program on Tuesday, October 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lakeshore Resource Network, 920 E. Tinkham Ave.

Vicki Sawicki, program coordinator for North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (NCCISMA) will share her knowledge about some of the aggressive invasive plants in the Ludington area and how they can be controlled. The main focus will be on oriental bittersweet, Japanese knotweed and tree of heaven.

Sawicki has been working in invasive species since she wrote her master’s thesis on purple loosestrife, completed in 1998, at Binghamton University in New York. She worked in invasive species control and habitat restoration for the U.S. Forest Service in Baldwin, before becoming the coordinator for North Country CISMA.

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