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Learn about the Past, Present and Future of Invasive Species in Michigan Lakes & Rivers

Invasive species like zebra mussels and Eurasian water milfoil have caused severe ecological and economic damage in Michigan’s Great Lakes and rivers, negatively impacting fish populations, water quality, and recreational opportunities, and caused property damage.

Learn about invasive species in Michigan from Dr. Jo Latimore, MSU Outreach Specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, at Kellogg Biological Station’s next Dessert with Discussion event on April 11th, which is free and open to the public.

Dr. Latimore will discuss how invaders are reaching our lakes and rivers, how we can prevent new invasions, and what options exist for discovering and responding to invasions that have already occurred.

Before the lecture, there will be delicious chef-crafted locally sourced desserts and a cash bar with Michigan craft beer and house wines. Visit the informational booths of our event partners, including Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Michigan Clean Water Corps, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Ripple, and Sierra Club. Gull Lake Quality Organization is co-sponsoring the event, and will also have an informational booth.

Doors will open at 7 p.m., and Dr. Latimore will speak from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. in KBS’s Academic Auditorium, located at 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr. in Hickory Corners. This event is Spartan Green Certified, and we invite guests to help make the event as sustainable as possible. To learn more, visit kbs.msu.edu, email communityrelations@kbs.msu.edu, or call 269-671-2015.

Celebrate with us our legacy of conservation as we mark 90 years since W.K. Kellogg donated the lands that now make up KBS to Michigan State University. Our commitment to research, education and outreach stands on the foundation of W.K. Kellogg’s vision for cutting-edge science and learning.

As MSU’s largest off-campus educational complex, we’ve put our land-grant values into practice as we’ve provided the public with examples of science’s crucial role in sustaining natural and managed communities for nearly a hundred years. As we look forward, our students and faculty are working to understand and solve real-world environmental problems for a better tomorrow. To learn more about KBS, visit us online at kbs.msu.edu.