Common Wetland Plant Identification (August 17 & 18, 2022)

$200.00$250.00

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A two-day class focusing on identification of common wetland plant species. Instruction will be majority field-based in northeast Oakland County, Michigan. The class will focus on field identification of common native and non-native plant species in a variety of wetland habitats, including intact natural communities, wetland reconstructions, and highly disturbed wetlands. Attendees should be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof boots, sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.
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Name of Class: Common Wetland Plant Identification

Dates: August 17 & 18, 2022

Location: Oakland County, Michigan

Time(s): 9:00am to 4:30pm

Instructors: Dr. Ben VanderWeide

Cost: $200 (MWA members), $250 (non-members)

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Class Description:A two-day class focusing on identification of common wetland plant species. Instruction will be majority field-based in northeast Oakland County, Michigan. The class will focus on field identification of common native and non-native plant species in a variety of wetland habitats, including intact natural communities, wetland reconstructions, and highly disturbed wetlands.Attendees should be prepared for all weather conditions. Waterproof boots, sunscreen and bug spray are recommended.

Course Materials: All class attendees should bring a hand lens, write-in-the-rain notebook, pencil, and plant identification books.

Accommodations: Attendees are responsible for their own meals; packing a lunch is recommended.

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Ben VanderWeide has been serving as Natural Areas Stewardship Manager for Oakland Township Parks and Recreation since 2014, leading the ecological restoration of over 1500 acres of natural areas in township parks. In this role he implements natural areas management activities including ecological monitoring, prescribed fire, invasive species control, native seed collection and processing, restoration planting, floristic quality assessment, community outreach, and regulatory compliance. Ben has over 15 years of experience with botanical surveys, ecological restoration, and science education. He earned his Ph.D. in Biology from Kansas State University, focusing on how fire, grazing, and drought affect prairie plant communities. He serves on the Stewardship Committee for Six Rivers Land Conservancy.

Class Cancellation Notification

Five (5) days prior to the start of class, participants will be notified of a cancellation.The MWA Treasurer will refund 100% of the fee received to participants.

Cancellation Policy for Attendees

  • Any attendee can transfer, at any time, their spot in the class to another person with no financial penalty
  • Cancellation prior to14 days of the class is eligible for 100% refund of class fees
  • Cancellation from 1-13 days of the class is eligible for 50% refund of class fees
  • Cancellation within less than 1 day of start of the class (including during the class) is not eligible for any refund (0%), however the spot can be transferred to any other person.
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