ISAC seeks volunteers for work day at park

Area residents are being asked to join the Invasive Species Awareness Coalition of Dubois County on an invasive species removal workday from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Dubois County Park, 4157 S. State Road 162, Bretzville. The park is located behind the Dubois County Fairgrounds. Registration closes at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28.

Ron Rathfon, extension forester for the Southern Indiana Purdue Ag Center, will provide invasive species identification training for volunteers. Rathfon also will instruct volunteers on best control methods for invasive species. Volunteers will split into groups and be led by experienced crew members as they work in wooded areas.

Volunteers should bring work gloves, sturdy work shoes/boots, and any hand saws or loppers they may have. Drinking water will be provided; bring along a water bottle to reduce the need for disposable cups. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lunch will be provided at noon to all preregistered volunteers.

ISAC of Dubois County focuses on identification, public awareness, mapping and eradication of invasive species.

For more information and to register, call Megan Ritterskamp, invasive species specialist with Dubois County Soil and Water Conservation District, at 812-482-1171, ext. 3, or by email at

Visit ISAC’s webpage at or the group’s Facebook page to learn more about this event, invasive species, and how ISAC is helping address this environmental threat.

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