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Public invited to outdoor recreation invasive species awareness events

FLORENCE, Wis. –The Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition will host three events during PlayCleanGo Awareness Week and invites the public to join.

PlayCleanGo Awareness Week takes place today through Saturday, June 12, across North America. The goal is to show outdoor recreationists how they can help stop the spread of invasive species.

“We hope you decide to join us for some fun-filled days learning about invasive species in the area,” said Lindsay Peterson, WRISC coordinator.

Each event is free and open to the public:

— Wednesday, noon to 1:30 p.m., Trail Monitoring Hike at Hemlock Curve Nature Trail on Badger Road in Peshtigo, Wis.

— Thursday, 3 to 4 p.m., Trail Monitoring Hike at Little Fumee Recreation Area, Fumee Lake Drive, Quinnesec.

— Friday, noon to 3 p.m., Kayak the Pine River Oxbow, County Road N, Florence, Wis.

To register for any of the events, go to www.wrisc.org/events or register on Facebook by searching @wildriversISC or Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition.

For questions, contact Peterson, WRISC coordinator, at wildriverscwma@gmail.com or 906–774-1550 ext.102.

WRISC is a cooperative invasive species partnership operating in northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula.

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