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Lake St. Clair CISMA Stories

Live TV interview with CISMA Coordinators!

Jan 18, 2017

Check out CISMA Coordinators (and TSN employees) Tyler Mitchell and Mike Sobieski, live on the D!

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Invasive species awareness is one of the primary focus areas for Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas. Watch Mike and Tyler explain the important work they are doing in southeastern Michigan!

Register Today for the 2017 Conference!

Dec 14, 2016

The "early bird" registration rate for the Conference ends on Friday, December 16! Register today and save up to $85!

This year's conference marks its 10th anniversary, and features presentations on a number of topics. View the Conference Agenda for full details!

We hope to see you there!

Renew your membership today!

Nov 4, 2016

Members receive a great discount for the annual conference.

Pair that with the early bird discount for best results!

The Conference agenda is now online - click the button to learn more and register.

2017 Science, Practice and Art of Restoring Native Ecosystems Conference

2016 Garlic Mustard Challenge

Apr 13, 2016

The 2016 Garlic Mustard Challenge was a huge success - over 180,000 pounds pulled and 5,000 people got outside and helped out! Check out the Results page to see who won!!

TSN Wins International Award!

Jan 5, 2016

On behalf of our network of organizations and volunteers, Cluster Coordinators, Cluster planning committees, staff, and board of directors I am humbled and honored to share with you the news that The Stewardship Network has been awarded the international 2015 Science and Practice of Ecology and Society Award by the Foundation for Scientific Symbiosis! (Bringing it back to the US for the first time in 5 years!)

Do Not Mow

Nov 4, 2015

If you see a bamboo-like shrub with reddish stems at the edge of your yard, take note and do not cut, dig or mow it. It might be Japanese Knotweed, a plant that is invading areas of Michigan and poses threats to natural areas and developed property.

The plant spreads rapidly when it is mowed or pulled. If it gets close to a home or road it can sprout through foundations, roads, sidewalks and even damage sewers. Specialists rely on treating the shrub with specific herbicides to kill existing infestations and prevent it from spreading.