Aquatic Invasive Species Webinar Series

 From:http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=54e5ae3c10de83ec37a9b8e26&id=5bc95ed5ed&e=

Aquatic plants in water gardens and along the edges of lakes, ponds, and streams are gaining popularity with many gardeners. These “wet-loving” plants can bring terrific visual appeal and drama to the residential landscape, but some species have invasive tendencies that threaten the ecology of our natural areas.

If you’re a water garden hobbyist or interested in becoming one, this two-part webinar series is for you. In the first webinar, you will learn about aquatic invasive plants and the problems they can cause, how science is being used to assess the ecological risk behind exotic plants, and practical steps you can take to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species.

In the second webinar, you will learn about design techniques for creating spectacular aquatic landscapes, and about non-invasive aquatic plants that can be used in place of invasive species.

The Science Behind Aquatic Invasive Plants

An Overview of Aquatic Invasive Plants
Greg Hitzroth, Organisms in Trade Outreach Specialist, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey

Assessing the Ecological Risk of Aquatic Plants
Reuben Keller, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago

Preventing the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species
Greg Hitzroth, Organisms in Trade Outreach Specialist, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and Illinois Natural History Survey

Building a Better Water Garden

Creating Beautiful and Environmentally Responsible Water Landscapes
Heidi Natura, Founder and Partner, Living Habitats

Alternatives for Invasive Aquatic Plants
Bob Kirschner, Curator of Aquatic Plant & Urban Lake Studies, Chicago Botanic Garden

link to register: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=54e5ae3c10de83ec37a9b8e26&id=5bc95ed5ed&e=

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About appalachianohioweeds

My name is Eric Boyda and I am the current coordinator of the Appalachian Ohio Weed Control Partnership. My interests include increasing the awareness of invasive plants and helping individuals or groups plan control strategies.

Posted on June 4, 2013, in technology transfer and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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