Cook County Invasives Team upcoming events

Who: 
Cook County Invasives Team
When: 
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:00pm - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:00pm

The Cook County Invasives Team (CCIT) is a group that works to prevent and control the spread of invasive species in northeastern Minnesota. 

Community Forest Restoration Shed: Landowners interested in controlling invasives on their property can use tools, equipment, and herbicides free of charge. The equipment is stored at the Community Forest Restoration Shed at Sugarloaf Cove near Schroeder. To use herbicides and application equipment, landowners must attend a mandatory two-hour training on identification and eradication of invasives. Registration is online at www.sugarloafnorthshore.org, and must be done two days before the training. There is space available at the training scheduled for Thursday, July 31.

Hikes: CCIT is hosting hikes this summer to look at native and non-native plants. Hikes begin at 5 pm. No registration is required.

  • August 8 - Oberg Mountain. Meet at the Oberg parking lot on the Onion River Road (FR 336, between Lutsen and Tofte).
  • August 18 - Superior Hiking Trail at Kadunce River. Meet at the Kadunce River Wayside on Highway 61, east of Grand Marais.

More information is available from Invasive Species Coordinator Angelique Edgerton at aedgerton@boreal.org, or 387-3772. The county web page is www.cookcountyinvasives.org. Updates are available on the CCIT facebook page, www.facebook.com/cookcountyinvasives.