Purple Loosestrife Program

Event Information

Date: 

April 23rd, 2017


Time: 

9:00am - 12:00pm


Cost: 

Free


Contact: 

Sasha Busjahn


Phone: 

(715)- 748 - 1981 or (715) 539-6455


Email: 

sasha.busjahn@ces.uwex.edu


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Purple Loosestrife is an invasive plant found in Wisconsin. On April 23, you have the chance to learn about Purple Loosestrife from the Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for Taylor County, Chris Hamerla. You will also get the chance to be a part of a control program by digging up roots as shown in the Purple Loosestrife Biological Control handout. Once the roots are dug, the Medford Library will partner with Chris to grow beetles, which are later released and used to control the invasive plant. Adults and youth please register at Purple Loosestrife Program by April 21 at 4:30 p.m.

Event Location

The property is west of Medford on HWY 64, approximately 2/3 mile west of HWY Q, on the north side of HWY 64. A carpool will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the UW-Extension office to travel out to the property. DEPENDING ON THE VOLUNTEER’S SCHEUDULE’S, THIS EVENT COULD RUN FROM 12 P.M. – 3 P.M. INSTEAD. Once registrations have been recieved, volunteers will be contacted about time frame.