Check out the Duluth CISMA coordinator, Lori Seele, featured in this coverage of invasive knotweed by Fox21 Local News! https://www.fox21online.com/2019/06/03/city-of-duluth-educates-community-on-invasive-knotweed-plant/
If interested in the above event, contact Andrea Lorek Strauss, University of Minnesota Extension educator, email@example.com
Partner with Us:
Everyone (including the public) are invited to attend our bi-monthly meetings & events. Meetings are announced via our email list, posted on our Facebook Page, & included in the “Duluth CISMA Events” section of our website.
Duluth CISMA Contact Information:
Do you have any questions regarding the Duluth CISMA? If so, please don’t hesitate to ask CISMA Coordinator Lori Seele by email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or phone: (218) 393-9581.
Who We Are: A group of city, county, & state agencies, non-profit organizations, community associations, & private citizens.
Mission: Our mission is to help citizens & communities protect our lands from the damages caused by invasive species.
History: In 2017, The Stewardship Network was proud to announce the formation of the Duluth Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) – funded partially by the the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Pulling Together Initiative.
Service Area: Southern St. Louis County, MN
Target Plants: Japanese & Bohemian Knotweed, Garlic Mustard, Non-Native Phragmites, Common & Glossy Buckthorn, Japanese Barberry, Oriental Bittersweet, Tansy, Wild Parsnip, Knapweed, Leafy Spurge.
– Establishing Mission Statement.
– Mapping of Target Invasive Plants.
– Hosting “Pulling Together” Field Workshops.
– Co-hosting CISMA Partners “Weed Em’ Out” Workshop.
– Discovering, Mapping, and Educating Landowners about Wild Parsnip Infestation.
– General Education.
– Hosting Removal Work Days.
– Community Dialogue on Tackling our Invasive Knotweeds Collectively.
– Poster Presentation at National & Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference.
– Hosting Guest Speakers.