Registration and coffee available beginning at 8:30 a.m. Located at the Watchtower Lodge.

Workshop Description: Invasive species threaten farms, preserves, parks, and even our backyards. In this workshop, experts will share the latest tools and research and showcase how you can prevent, control, and contain invasive species. The workshop is open to any member of the public including land managers, natural resource professionals, restoration specialists, landowners, and homeowners. Local area conservation groups will be present to provide resources and share opportunities on how to get involved in the community. Workshop fee includes a hot lunch (baked potato bar) and the chance to win door prizes. Raffle tickets for chainsaw/ chaps/ and helmet combo as well as other tools of the trade to combat invasive species will be sold at the workshop for $5 each, or 3 for $10. 

Sponsored by: 
 - $500 Level - 
Local Area Conservation Fund
Wallace's Garden Center
Waste Commission of Scott County

 - $250 Level - 
Black Hawk State Historic Site

 - $100 Level - 
Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District
Invasive Plant Removal and Maintenance
K & K Hardware
Cal and Jill Werner

Presenters Include:
Chris Evans, University of Illinois Extension Forester
Steve Fairbanks, Landowner and Henry County NAGS Steward
Candace Marner, Site Technician II with Black Hawk State Park
Dale Maxson, Eastern Iowa Land Steward with The Nature Conservancy
Mike Petersen, Park Ranger with Illiniwek Forest Preserve
Brian Ritter, Executive Director at Nahant Marsh
Joshua Spensley, Grounds Maintenance Supervisor at John Deere World Headquarters
Emily Swihart, East-Central Iowa Field Coordinator with Trees Forever
Mark Vitosh, District 12 Forester for Iowa DNR

Participating Organizations with Resource Booths
Citizens to Preserve Black Hawk Park Foundation
Friends of Duck Creek
Friends of Nahant Marsh
Guardians of the Prairie and Forest
Henry County NAGS
Iowa Roadside Vegetations Management
Midwest Invasive Plant Network
Partners for Fish and Wildlife
Pheasants Forever
Quad Cities Conservation Alliance
Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District
The Nature Conservancy
Trees Forever
University of Illinois Extension
Wallace’s Garden Center
                and more

Registrations are being taken through Nahant Marsh. Call 563.336.3374 with questions or to reserve your place!

500, $250, and $100 sponsorship opportunities are still available. 

Black Hawk State Historic Site • 1510 46th Avenue • Rock Island, Illinois
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