Don't know the difference between Eurasian milfoil and Japanese knotweed? You will if you join Project RED (Riverine Early Detector), an outreach program spearheaded by the River Alliance of Wisconsin that will help citizens identify the 16 most invasive species of concern to Wisconsin rivers.
A Project RED workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10 in northern Door County.
Organizer Marne Kaeske says the program will start with a classroom session at 9 a.m. at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall and be followed by group paddle on Kangaroo Lake...
Kaeske says the training will help participants identify the invasive species and learn what not to transport to other waterways. She says it will also give state officials an idea of the whereabouts of the invasive species.
"They're tracking the movements a lot right now about where invasive species are spreading to and the rate at which they're moving," says Kaeske. "Whether it be via our path and paddle or on the wheels of our cars, on our shoes -- you name it."
Participants are asked to register in advance and should bring their own paddling equipment. To register or get more information contact The Ridges Sanctuary at 920-839-2802.