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Isabella Invasive Plant Removal


Help remove an invasive plant from the Isabella area and encourage native pollinators!

Spotted knapweed, a non-native, invasive plant, is growing in a meadow that was once home to an Environmental Learning Center (ELC) in Isabella. This is an area where Northwoods volunteers worked last year as well. Native species were seeded at this site in the fall with the goal of encouraging native pollinators and to keep non-native plants from growing in the area. On-going invasive species control efforts will help native species to establish and thrive. Volunteers will remove spotted knapweed by hand pulling and using digging tools.

The Northwoods Volunteer Connection will provide the gloves and tools volunteers will need. Cold beverages and snacks will be provided but volunteers should bring a lunch and a water bottle. Volunteers should wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt and socks and shoes.

All ages are welcome, however, children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or complete the necessary paperwork before volunteering.

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Map to Isabella ELC

Map to Isabella ELC

Directions: From HWY 61 - Travel 28 miles on HWY 1, turn right onto County Rd. 702  (Mitawan Lake Road) at the Knotted Pine. After 0.7 miles, turn left to the old Isabella ELC, Fire Number 10007. 

From Ely - Travel approximately 30 miles on HWY 1 toward Isabella, turn left onto County Rd. 702 (Mitawan Lake Road) at the Knotted Pine. After 0.7 miles, turn left to the old Isabella ELC, Fire Number 10007.

If you find yourself at the Flathorn Lake Picnic Area you've gone too far!