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Monthly Zoom Online Education until it is safe to meet. Third Mondays 7 pm

You will receive email invitations to monthly training via Zoom. A link will be provided. You do NOT need a Zoom account but you will need to download the free Zoom application.

February 21. 7 pm on Zoom.

Non-chemical Buckthorn Removal

My name is Evan Croft, and I am from Stanley, WI. My wife and I moved to Stanley this past year, and live in town with our three dogs. I have spent the last year of my life in my graduate program through UW Stout for conservation biology. I will wrap that up in May after my thesis project on non-chemical buckthorn removal methods.

European Buckthorn, Rhamnus cathartica, and Glossy Buckthorn, Frangula alnus are two invasive buckthorn species that are running rampant throughout the Midwest. I am currently surveying and removing buckthorn from Sportsman Lake in Withee, WI. To date, I have cut, removed, and placed 80 bags, and hand pulled 66 individuals for a total of 146 removed in 2021. I will be discussing multiple aspects of these plants including their invasive properties and characteristics, general overview on current treatment methods, and my non-chemical removal methods, the reasoning for non-chemical treatment use, and would love to answer any questions you may have about this invasive species.


March 12 Growing Together online seminar



  • March 21 - 6 pm.In person session at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Learn about 2022 Volunteer opportunities.

  • April 18. Nora Mitchell on South African Plants

  • May - Greenhouse visit to learn about behind the scenes Date and time to be announced

  • June - Visit to Irvine Park wildflower garden. date and time to be announced

  • July - Learn about landscaping - date and time to be announced

  • August - Outdoors education TBD

  • September - Visit Beaver Creek Butterfly garden - date and time to be announced









To register go to the Dues Page

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