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Invasive species field day at Potato Creek SP, April 20

April 16, 2013

  04/17/13 The public can learn to identify and remove invasive plants such as garlic mustard during a free field day at Potato Creek State Park, Saturday, April 20.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon EDT and is sponsored by the park and the Northwest Indiana Cooperative Weed Management Area (NICWMA).

The day will begin with a presentation on invasive plants at the nature center. Field identification and hands-on removal of invasive plants in the park will follow.

Participants will also learn how to address unwanted shrubs in fields and brush crowding woodlands.

There will also be demonstrations of chemical and mechanical removal of invasive plants. 

Advance registration is not required. Participants should tell the gate attendant they are attending the field day and the standard gate fee will be waived. Participants should dress for the weather and bring work gloves and loppers.

Potato Creek State Park is at 25601 State Road 4, North Liberty, 46554.

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