Barry-Calhoun-Kalamazoo Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area



KCD is proud to announce that we are now an active county in the Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA). Barry, Calhoun & Kalamazoo (BCK) Counties are in a statewide effort for more effective management of and education about invasive plants and animals through regional community-based collaborations. Thanks to a recent grant award from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program and support from the MDNR, this three county CISMA is possible.


Each county of the BCK CISMA will house an Invasive Outreach Educator (IOE) for their county, as well as coordinate with the CISMA  invasive strike team to survey, prioritize, and treat the invasive speceis outbreaks of greatest concern. Education from an IOE is completely free of charge and participation in the CISMA management plan is open to the public.


If you would like to join statewide efforts of the CISMA, have an educator give a workshop to your group, or learn more, Please contact the Kalamazoo Conservation District Invasive Outreach Educator, Bridgett, at 269.382.5121 ext. 133. (ext. 5 to leave a voicemail) or


For more information about this and other CISMA's, or to report sightings of invasive species, please visit



Charleston Township Meeting = Purple Loosestrife Presentation Workshop

The invasive purple loosestrife has been confirmed on Portage Lake in Galesburg, MI. A workshop will be held by Kalamazoo County's Invasive Outreach Educator, on February 16th, 2017 at the Charleston Township Hall, beginning at 6pm. This workshop is open to all residents of Portage Lake, Potter Lake, McGinnis Lake, Wood Lake, and any other lake residents in the surrounding area interested in the irradication of Purple Loosestrife. 


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Phone: 269.382.5121 EXT. 5


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