Invasive Plant/Native Landscaping Workshop

Host Organization:

DuPage County Forest Preserve District

Start Date:
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 18:00
End Date:
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 20:30
Description:

The Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership, The Conservation Foundation and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will present a free educational workshop for adult homeowners covering invasive plant identification and how to create sustainable native landscapes. Register with cathy.mcglynn@niipp.net  or jkleinwachter@theconservationfoundation.org or at (630) 428-4500 x115.

You will learn how to identify common invasive plants, as well as invasives that are new to the region, including crown vetch, Phragmites, multiflora rose, Japanese stiltgrass, Japanese knotweed and lesser celandine. You will also learn about online resources you can use to report and control these plants.

You’ll then learn how to add suitable native plants to your landscape that can solve yard problems and attract native birds, bees and butterflies. You’ll hear about the Conservation@Home program, which works with homeowners to determine what natives are best for your yard.

All participants will receive a free packet of native milkweed seed and a native plant guide. You can also enter a raffle for a free rain barrel or 30% off at the Forest Preserve District’s native-plant sale on May 8-9.

For more information about the Forest Preserve District’s native-plant sale and to order plants to beautify your garden and support native birds and butterflies, click here.

Location:

Danada House Atrium, 3S501 Naperville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189