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Mon, May 22


USDA Service Center

Invasive Species Trade-Up Days - Iron Mountain/Kingsford

From May 22nd to the 27th, WRISC will be hosting Invasive Species Trade-Up Days in Iron Mountain-Kingsford! It's time to dig up those pesky ornamental invasive species from your yard and swap them for native plants!

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Invasive Species Trade-Up Days - Iron Mountain/Kingsford
Invasive Species Trade-Up Days - Iron Mountain/Kingsford

Time & Location

May 22, 2023, 8:00 AM CDT – May 27, 2023, 12:00 PM CDT

USDA Service Center, 420 N Hooper St, Kingsford, MI 49802, USA


About the event

Swap that Invasive Shurb for a Native one!

The Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition (WRISC) is bringing back Invasive Species Trade-Up Days to Dickinson County for the third year in a row! Trade-Up Days are a chance for landowners to remove an ornamental invasive species from their property, such as Japanese Barberry, Buckthorn, or Burning Bush, and exchange the plant for a monetary voucher to buy a native plant replacement OR receive a native shrub on site. Each voucher is worth $5, and you are able to receive up to $50 if you bring in 10 or more invasive species!

During the event, times will vary as indicated below:

Monday, May 22nd - Friday, May 26th: 8 AM - 4 PM

Friday, May 27th: 8 AM - 12 PM

While we ask that you pre-register, it is not required! A short presentation will be given on Monday, May 22nd at the Dickinson County Public Library from 5-6:30 PM to kick off the event! This will be part of the Native Seed Bomb Workshop.

There will be signage at the event location. A trailer bed will be set up in the parking lot of the NRCS Service Center to collect plants. If you drop off plants Monday to Friday,  you will need to go into the building to receive your voucher from a staff person on-site. On Saturday, WRISC Staff will be present outside to hand out vouchers. 

Vouchers are redeemable at participating greenhouses for the purchase of a native plant. Customers are responsible for any price difference. This year, we have an exciting list of native plant sellers! If you are looking for a specific native plant, call ahead, as some locations only sell perennials. 

  • Penny's Plants & Pots: located at W5396 Evergreen Road No 3, Menominee, MI 49858
  • Flowerland Greenhouse Inc: located at 1511 S Stephenson Ave, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
  • Chenier's Greenhouse: located at 801 West US Highway 2 Norway, MI 49870
  • Danielson's Greenhouse and Floral: located at 130 Brown St, Norway, MI 49870
  • Spread Eagle Garden Center: 4413 North Lake Rd.-South, Florence, WI 54121

We can't wait to see everyone! If you have additional questions, Call (906) 774-1550 ext. 104 or Email

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