Invasive Plant ID

Event Dates

  • 10/27/2021 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Description

Registration is limited to 20 participants - please register here:

Join Matt Wallrath of the Upper Sugar River Watershed Association and Lars Higdon of Dane County Parks as we discuss invasive species statewide, with a focus on how we can prevent them in our region. 

Five species of disturbed areas and roadside invasives (wild parsnip, teasel, purple loosestrife, invasive knotweed, and non-native phragmites) will be presented for identification and best management practices. The Early Detection & Distribution Mapping System (EDDMaps),, and the mobile Eddmaps apps will be presented as a tool to scout, map, and communicate site management priorities for volunteer leaders.

This will be a classroom setting, so bring note-taking materials and be prepared to listen, learn, and ask questions!

Covid-19 Policy:

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask while indoors. The capacity of our event space is 160 people, and there should be plenty of room to spread out. Please be mindful of keeping your mask on at all times unless actively eating or drinking, and especially when being close together. We will politely discuss mask issues with you if something comes to our attention and will have disposable masks on hand in case any are needed. Please do not attend if experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms.

For additional questions, contact: 

Lars Higdon, Naturalist/Botanist / Dane County Parks -

Matt Wallrath, Invasive Species Program Coordinator / Upper Sugar River Watershed Association -



Lussier Heritage Center 

3101 Lake Farm Rd, Madison, WI 53711


Lars Higdon - (608) 286-9497, / Matt Wallrath,

Categories: Training, Talk or Workshop