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Invasive Species

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Register now for fall sessions

NotMISpecies webinar bannerManaging invasive plants, pests and animals in Michigan is a year-round endeavor. The Michigan Invasive Species Program’s NotMISpecies webinar series explores how agencies, universities and locally led organizations are working together to protect Michigan’s natural resources.If you are concerned about the impacts of invasive species or interested in the techniques used to control them, join us as we examine species-specific actions, innovations in research and technology, and programs designed to help communities prevent and manage harmful invasive species.Follow the link in each webinar title to register.

“Fowl play” (9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15) explores the work of protecting Michigan’s managed waterfowl hunt areas from the threat of invasive species including phragmites. DNR wildlife biologists Jeremiah Heise from Nayanquing Point State Wildlife Area and Zach Cooley from Pointe Mouillee State Game Area share their experiences and techniques for managing and restoring Michigan’s Wetland Wonders to provide prime habitat for waterfowl viewing and hunting.

“Just do it!” (9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21) offers an invitation to learn about invasive species management by volunteering for a state park stewardship workday. DNR natural resource stewards Kelsey Dillon and Emily Leslie will share information about the program and its focus on special habitat areas in need of protection. Fall opportunities include woody invasive plant removal at state parks. Learn how you can get involved in preserving your favorite places for future generations.

If you are new to the series, it’s easy to catch up on topics including collaborative efforts in invasive carp management, early detection and response for aquatic invasive species, and the threat posed by spotted lanternfly. Recorded versions of all previous NotMISpecies webinars are available at “Featured Webinar Series.”

Michigan’s Invasive Species Program, a collaborative effort of the departments of Natural Resources; Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy; and Agriculture and Rural Development, coordinates and supports invasive species initiatives across the state and provides support through the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program.

The Beaver Island Food Pantry

As some of you are Preparing to Leave the Island for the Season, please consider donating your Unopened, Non-Perishable items to the Beaver Island Food Pantry. It is located at the Gregg Fellowship Center. In addition to financial assistance, The Beaver Island Food...

9/11 Observance

Beaver Island remembered and honored those that were lost and we showed our gratitude for all those who protect us. A special thank you to Sheri Timsak for leading us in "God Bless America" and to Jacque Lafreniere for the floral wreath that was positioned next to the...

Thank You!

A very special Thank You! to all who voted for the BIA in the LandRover Defender Service Award Contest. We hope that our video inspired you. As soon as the results of the voting become know, we will inform everyone. We look forward to seeing our incredibly talented...

Last Chance to Vote!

Don’t forget to vote!

Please remember to vote each day to support the BIA's application for a Land Rover Defender environmental service award. Your vote will help secure a Land Rover Defender for use by the BIA and others pursuing our goals on the island. Please vote for us and share with...

Health department releases updated back-to-school toolkit

The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued the following press release with information and advice on back-to-school planning.  The BICS Board plans to meet to finalize their back-to-school plans in a special meeting on August 30th. PLEASE NOTE: In...

EGLE Ares of Concern Conference September 28-30

EGLE Ares of Concern Conference September 28-30

EGLE has reserved the entire conference venue and has capped the event at 350 attendees, 20% of the venue's capacity The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE), in partnership with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

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