Mid-Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area Upcoming Activities

We have summer events planned within the four counties of the MM-CISMA. Also, we will be looking for volunteers as we schedule invasive species identification training and field survey days July through September. Check out the events and volunteer opportunities here!

Grassland Education Series for Landowners

Big_Bluestem Tuesday August 2, 2016

 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm  
 Ingham Conservation District, Education Bldg
(N. side of Dexter Tr.)
 1031 W Dexter Trail, Mason

Join us for the final session in our 3-part series, a guided tour of the native, warm season grass prairies at the ICD.  The ICD maintains two prairie fields, totaling 30 acres and both were recently revitalized with a prescribed burn.   Learn from local experts how this process benefits grassland habitats and see the results firsthand.  We will have a prairie expert from the Michigan DNR on site to help identify plant species and answer questions.  

This event is free but registration is required.  Please RSVP online by or contact the Ingham Conservation District office at 517-676-2290.

This event has been funded in part with funds from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Habitat Grant Program and through partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Michigan United Conservation Clubs.

Eventbrite - Guided Prairie Tour


Garlic Mustard Pull

garlic mustard

Saturday May (2016 date TBD)

10:00 am – Noon  
Ingham Conservation District
1031 W Dexter Trail, Mason

This invasive plant spreads rapidly, but is easy to hand-pull.  This is a great service opportunity for Scouts and anyone interested in local conservation and learning more about invasive plant management.  After the pull, stay for some geocaching!  The ICD has 10 geocaches on the property.  See the Home page to download coodinates.  If pulling garlic mustard at home,  always bag it and dispose of it in your regular trash.  Do not compost invasive plants.  

Visit our Watershed Events page to sign up for the Ingham Conservation Stream Team Spring and Fall Invertebrate Collections.

Visit our Hunter Safety page to register for Hunter Safety Classes.