Forest Fridays

Fridays, 10am-12pm, Columbus County Park

Join the Lake St. Clair CISMA and Friends of the St. Clair River for eco-stewardship activities in the rustic Columbus County Park as we manage invasive species and take in all that nature has to offer. No experience? No worries! Meet at the lodge. Dress for the weather and bring your favorite gloves and shrub pruning tools. Email for more information.

Seed Cleaning Workshop

Tue., Feb. 1, 5:30-7pm, Thumb Coast Watershed Center

Dig into native plant seeds with the Lake St. Clair CISMA & Friends of the St. Clair River on Tuesday, February 1, 5:30 pm at Friends' new Thumb Coast Watershed Center! We'll teach you everything you need to know about cleaning and prepping native plant seeds for the growing season. Stay for some or all of this event, located at the former Eddy Elementary School, 301 North 9th Street, St. Clair MI 48079. Bring a mask and gardening gloves. We'll have extras available.

Audubon Invasive Species Presentation

Mon., Feb. 7, 7pm, Sterling Heights Nature Center

Join the Lake St. Clair CISMA in person at the Sterling Heights Nature Center to learn more about invasive species identification and impacts! Email for more information.

Lakefront Restoration

Thu., Feb. 10, 1-3pm, Fort Gratiot County Park
Enjoy an afternoon of eco-stewardship at the beachfront Fort Gratiot County Park with Friends of the St. Clair River and the Lake St. Clair CISMA. Email for more information.

Invasive Species Awareness Day 2022

Sat., Feb. 26, 1–4 pm, Outdoor Adventure Center

There are many animal and plant species in our Great Lakes and surrounding region that cause destruction and are harmful to our native ecosystems. The good news is you can do something about it! In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, the OAC and partner agencies, like your local CISMAs, who are battling these invasive species will share why these species are a problem and how you can help. You may even have an opportunity to meet some of these species up close! At 12:00pm OAC staff will host a special live encounter program featuring our own Sea Lamprey.

Spring Invasive Species Summit

Sat., Mar. 19, 10am-12:30pm, Virtual

Join us for the annual Spring Invasive Species Summit! This event will feature a variety of short 15 minute talks on invasive species topics. Please register here now! Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. A couple days before the summit, you will receive a Zoom link via your email you registered from to join.