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Let's Learn About Invasive Plants!

with Patrick Scanlon (GiLLS CISMA)

April 19, 2021
5:30-6:30 p.m. EST
Zoom - Online meeting link will be provided the morning of the event
Free - Space is limited so please notify us if you are no longer able to attend

Join Patrick Scanlon (GiLLS CISMA) to learn about invasive plants that affect home gardeners. Patrick will not only cover some common invasive plants but will speak about how we can be responsible stewards in our own gardens.

Established in 2019, the GiLLS CISMA is a Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area for the Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, and Shiawassee counties. This position is funded by the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program ( CISMA partnerships can include federal, state, and local government agencies, tribes, non-profit groups, individual homeowners, and various interested groups that manage invasive species (and weeds) in a defined area. This collaborative effort helps to combine resources and knowledge to decrease the threats of these exotic species. Through education, outreach efforts, and technical support, CISMAs aim to control or manage the dangers and damages from invasive species. We offer a range of services including information on preventing, identifying, reporting and managing invasive species.

This event is hosted by MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture in Genesee County.

Topics to be covered:
  • What is GiLLS CISMA?
  • What does CISMA do?
  • How you can report invasive plants
  • The features of an invasive plant
  • Common invasive plants
  • The horticultural industries role in preventing the introduction of invasive plants
  • Being a more responsible gardener

Registration for Let's Learn About Invasive Plants! is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 18, 2021.

There are no openings available.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For information, contact Barslund Judd, at