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Indiana Invasive Plant Training: East Central Region

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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This training is for anyone in East Central Indiana interested in:

  • invasive plant identification and management
  • habitat restoration for pollinators, birds, & other wildlife
  • land conservation & restoration
  • citizen science

Registration is required and attendance is limited to 25 participants.

NOTE: Please bring your lunch and water to drink. Snacks will be provided. We will be spending some time outside for identification and management techniques, so please dress for the weather.

Morning classroom session at Ivy Tech, Room 1107, 717 W 21st ST. Connersville, IN / Afternoon field session at Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S Bird Sanctuary Rd, Connersville, IN. It is a ten-minute drive from Ivy Tech to Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary.

Training Agenda

8:45 AM –Registration and welcome

9:15 – Species Identification (classroom session)

11:30 – Lunch onsite (participants bring their own lunch) / Break

12:15 – Plant Identification in the field with landowner survey forms (this will be an opportunity to learn about our free landowner survey program and how we complete a landowner survey)

2:15 – Break

2:30 – Management technique demonstration and mini-Weed Wrangle®

3:00 – Depart

Event speakers:

  • Dawn Slack: Indiana Invasives Initiative Project Coordinator (SICIM); Chair, Invasive Plant Advisory Committee
  • Liz Yetter: Regional Specialist, State of Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management (SICIM)

Species being covered: jetbead, European cranberry, Siberian squill, lesser celandine, poison hemlock, Chinese silver grass, European phragmites, fountain grass, Seibold’s viburnum, roundleaf bittersweet

To find dates, locations, and registration information for all trainings visit:



Ivy Tech Community College

717 W 21st ST
Connersville, IN 47331 United States