Dessert with Discussion: Protecting Michigan lakes and rivers from invasive species

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Date(s) - 04/11/2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station



Protecting Michigan lakes and rivers from invasive species with MSU Outreach Specialist, Dr. Jo Latimore

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.

Jo Latimore 2016

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 pm, talk from 7:30-8:30 pm. This event is FREE, register here!