Inspiring exploration, appreciation, and conservation of our natural world.

Loading Events

« All Events

Japanese Barberry Dumpster Day – Grand Traverse County

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

FREE
japanese barberry

Japanese barberry is an invasive species that is still sold as an ornamental garden plant. Unfortunately, it spreads easily into nearby natural areas, harming healthy habitats.

The Invasive Species Network (ISN) is giving landowners the opportunity to trade-in Japanese barberry for a coupon good for a non-invasive alternative*. Hosted at the Boardman River Nature Center, pre-registered individuals can bring in their removed barberry shrubs to be disposed of correctly. In exchange, they will be given a coupon to a local nursery that participates in ISN’s Go Beyond Beauty  program. This ensures that any replacement plant will be non-invasive and support an array of wildlife! This is a great opportunity to transition your landscape to one that does not threaten nearby natural areas.

*Each Japanese barberry plant returned will result in the receipt of a $5.00 coupon. An individual may receive up to $50.00 in coupons.

Pre-registration is required. To register and to see a complete list of participating businesses, please visit ISN’s website by clicking here.

Details

Date:
July 29
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Organizer

Emily Cook
Phone:
231-941-0960 x20
Email:
ecook@gtcd.org

Venue

Boardman River Nature Center
1450 Cass Road
Traverse City, MI 49685 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
231-941-0960
Website:
http://boardmanrivernaturecenter.org