Cass County Conservation District hosting lecture on invasive species

Published 10:32 am Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Cass County Conservation District will host a free event about invasive species from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Cass County District Library in Cassopolis.

This event will be open to the public, light refreshments will be served.

Kimberly Barton, the Cass County Invasive Species Outreach Educator, will give a short presentation about invasive species in Cass County and how to manage these species. Her talk will include topics such as Japanese Knotweed, forest pests and aquatic invasive species such as Phragmites. She will also include a short demonstration of how to use a Japanese Knotweed injector for the management and removal of this species.

If interested in attending, please call the Cass County Conservation District at (269) 445-8641, ext. 5, to RSVP.

The SWxSW Corner Collaborative Invasive Species Management Area is a grant funded program to manage invasive species in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties. With funding from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program, the CISMA aims to help landowners and stakeholders in the southwest Michigan area manage invasive species.

People who believe they have seen invasive species are asked to report it to the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network at People with questions about invasive species or invasive species treatment may contact the Cass County Conservation District at (269) 445-8641 ext. 5 or

People interested in volunteering for the Cass County Conservation District may contact Korie Blyveis at or at the office number listed above.