Friday, October 7, 2011

10/19 invasive grass workshop flyer and sign-up now live and Heartland CISMA has a twitter account!

Here are some exciting upcoming workshops and ways in which you can help make your CISMA projects stronger:


·         Your Invasive Grass Workshop is on its way for October!  Here’s the flyer:, and here’s where you should sign up soon (because it’s limited seating and folks from other CISMAs are also interested in attending):

·         Check out our new twitter page at @HeartlandCISMA thanks to Shannon McGee (already 25 followers!) and Help: send her items to tweet at

·         Reminder about the November Forest Stewardship Workshop: Invasive ID and Control, with the flyer ( and sign-up (with limited seating also) at

·         Help: email where you’ve shared the new snappy Early Detection Scavenger Hunt flyer ( ) developed by Shannon McGee and Debi Tharp to get the word out to get more reports about our top EDRR species.

·         Help: share ideas for speakers and/or topics you’d like at the 2nd annual Central Florida Invasive Species Workshop for February.  As a reminder, here’s last year’s agenda:

·         Help: Plan the aerial survey if you’d like to have data from one this February- it won’t happen without your help.

·         Help: Create your CISMA’s work plan for 2012 to decide what you want from this group.  Contact me for a meeting in November or December.


See you next Tuesday, Sept. 27th at the Lake Wales Ridge Ecosystem Working Group meeting at Archbold to hear more about:

·         Argentine black and white tegus,

·         EDDMapS,

·         the grid-based invasive monitoring system at Archbold and the state forest,

·         and some other non-invasive topics ; )

·         and get your Heartland CISMA EDRR weed decks!


Cheryl Millett
(863) 635-7506, ext. 205 (Office)

(863) 604-3352 (Cell) 
(863) 635-6456 (Fax)


The Nature Conservancy
LWR Office

P. O. Box 630
Babson Park, FL 33827-0630




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