Date(s) - 04/11/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Protecting Michigan lakes and rivers from invasive species with MSU Outreach Specialist, Dr. Jo Latimore
Thank you to Jo Latimore for a wonderful presentation. Download a copy of the presentation slides.
Aquatic invasive species, such as the zebra mussel and the Eurasian water milfoil plant, have caused severe ecological and economic damage in Michigan. Impacts include declines in fish populations, degraded water quality, loss of recreational opportunities, and property damage. New invaders are discovered regularly, and can spread at an alarming rate across the state.
Dr. Jo Latimore, MSU Outreach Specialist in the Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, will discuss:
- How are these invaders reaching our lakes and rivers
- How we can prevent new invasions
- What options exist for discovering and responding to invasions that have already occurred
Enjoy coffee, tea and delicious locally sourced desserts provided by the KBS Conference Center. A cash bar featuring house wines and Michigan craft beer available prior to the event.
Doors open at 7 p.m., talk from 7:30-8:30 p.m.
This event is FREE, register here!
Visit informational booths before and after the talk to learn more! Many thanks to our co-sponsor and booth participant, the Gull Lake Quality Organization!
Dessert with Discussion is an official Be Spartan Green Certified Event. The Dessert with Discussion series has a long tradition of not only covering ‘green topics’ but also serving desserts made from local sources. But we’re happy to announce that this year we have done the legwork to host a Be Spartan Green Certified Event. This means we’ll need help from participants to help meet the sustainability goals:
- Carpool or ride your bike to the event!
- Traveling from a distance, watch the live stream instead.
- Reduce food waste by taking smaller portions and going back for seconds if needed.
We are doing our part by locally sourcing produce used in desserts and using real dishes. Our cash bar will be serving Michigan-made wines.
Thank you for being part of this commitment!