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University of Illinois Extension serving Champaign, Ford, Iroquois and Vermilion Counties

Champaign County
801 North Country Fair Drive
Suite D
Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-333-7672
FAX: 217-333-7683
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 11:30 - 12:30pm)

INEP Office
201 W. Kenyon Road
Suite 3
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: 217-353-0740
FAX: 217-351-2019

Iroquois County
916 W Seminary Ave
P.O. Box 163
Onarga, IL 60955-0163
Phone: 815-268-4051
FAX: 815-268-4058
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Vermilion County
3164 North Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-442-8615
FAX: 217-442-8628
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm (Closed 12-1pm)

Upcoming Events

ISAM Illinois Invasive Species Symposium

May 28, 2015

University of Illinois Extension Office
801 N Country Fair Drive
Champaign, IL 61821 (Champaign County)

Crazy worms.  Snake fungal disease.  Eurasian water milfoil.  Invasive ornamental plants. All of these “unwanted” species will be featured at the second annual Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month (ISAM) Symposium.

Join us for these informative talks, a chance to network with colleagues, and an opportunity to honor the 2015 ISAM award recipients.   This symposium is free and open to the public.  Click here for directions.

Register by clicking here.


9:30-9:45 Welcome and introductions

9:45-10:30 KEYNOTE – Case Studies of Plant Invasions (and their prevention!) from a Public Garden - Kurt Dreisilker, The Morton Arboretum

10:30-10:40 Break

10:40-11:00 Overview of SITC activities in Illinois - Emily Kopetsky and Bobbi Zimmerman, USDA APHIS

11:00-11:20 Integrating prescribed fire and invasive species control - Karla Gage, River to River CWMA and Jesse Riechman, SIPBA

11:20-11:40 Breeding Sterile Landscape Plants - Joe Rothluetner, The Morton Arboretum

11:40-12:00 The Effects of Tilling and Herbicide on Phalaris arundinacea - Patrick Chess, Forest Preserve District of Kane County

12:00-1:00 Lunch on Your Own    Area Restaurants

1:00-1:30 ISAM Awards Ceremony

1:30-1:50 An Update on Early Detection/Rapid Response for Hydrilla verticillata in Illinois - Bob Kirschner, Chicago Botanic Garden

1:50-2:10 Challenges of controlling EWM-hybrid in Bang’s Lake, Wauconda, Illinois. A case study - Keith Gray, Integrated Lakes Management, Inc.

2:10-2:30 IDNR Aquatic Nuisance Species and Aquaculture Program Update - Blake Ruebush, Illinois Department of Natural Resources

2:30-2:50 Break

2:50-3:10 Crazy Worms – A new invader threatening Illinois - Chris Evans, IWAP Invasive Species Campaign

3:10-3:30 The Changing Epidemiology of Snake Fungal Disease, An Emergent Pathogen in Illinois - Matt Allender, University of Illinois

3:30-3:50 White-nose Syndrome in Bats: The Invisible Invasion - Ed J Heske, Illinois Natural History Survey

3:50-4:00 Wrap up and Adjournment

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