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Invasive Plant Species in Michigan
The Marshall Area Garden Club, Inc. and the Marshall Area District Library are offering an on-line program on “Invasive Plant Species in Michigan” on Tuesday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Fallon Januska, Coordinator of Barry, Calhoun, Kalamazoo Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (BCK CISMA) will present the program. She grew up in Muskegon and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an Aquatic Science Emphasis from Grand Valley State University. As an undergraduate she spent multiple summers working at Annis Water Resources Institute at Grand Valley. In 2016, she started with the Saginaw Bay CISMA as a member of the Strike Team and in January of 2017, she became the Coordinator of the Saginaw Bay CISMA. She started as our local CISMA Coordinator in August of 2018. She will talk about the benefits of natives vs. the detriments of invasive species and describe ways everyone can help prevent the spread of invasive plants. Fallon says, “Invasive species can teach us a lot about unintended consequences and the importance of identifying the upstream and downstream effects of our actions. Navigating through complex systems reminds us that there is still much more to know to better inform our decisions.”
COVID-19 has impacted our world in ways that most of us could not have imagined. Due to recommended quarantines, social distancing, and the safety of our volunteers and guests the Marshall Area Garden Club, Inc. has canceled the 2020 "Welcome to My Garden" Tour on July 11 and 12. Thank you for your understanding and we will look forward to seeing you in 2021. Please note we are promoting a free "Marshall In Bloom" weekend as follows:
Monthly meetings held 3rd Tuesday of each month, except December, July, and August. Public welcome to attend all regular meetings, and encouraged to join the club. Social time starts at 6:30 (snacks and treats provided!); programs at 7:00; business meetings start at 8:15. Regular meetings held at Marshall United Methodist Church at 721 Old US 27 North in Marshall. Board of directors meeting held 2nd Tuesday most months at other sites. In July, the annual "Welcome to My Garden" tour and Club Picnic are held.