Cleveland Metroparks Hydrilla Workshop

Hydrilla Workshop: Early Detection & Rapid Response in the Lake Erie Watershed
Tuesday, April 23, 2013   9:00am to 3:00pm

 North Chagrin Reservation
North Chagrin Nature Center
3037 SOM Center Road, Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094
(follow signs to Nature Center) 440-473-3370

 This workshop is intended to encourage regional surveys for hydrilla and to develop connections among diverse organizations with an interest in preventing the spread of aquatic nuisance species. Ample time will be given to introductions and side conversations to spark collaborations among water resource and plant professionals. Live specimens of hydrilla will be presented for identification.


9:00     Welcome and Introductions

9:15     Hydrilla verticillata ecology – Jennifer Hillmer, Cleveland Metroparks

10:00   Identification and vouchering of hydrilla and submersed aquatics – John Reinier, Cleveland Metroparks

10:45   Break

11:00   Detection of hydrilla – field survey methods, monitoring methods – Claire Weldon, Cleveland Metroparks

11:45   Lunch (on your own, brown bag lunch is suggested)

1:00     Invasive Plant Prevention and Control: EDDMaps and Citizen Engagement, Nate Drag, Great Lakes United, Buffalo, New York

1:45     Aquatic Interstate Surveillance, Gregory Sargis, The Nature Conservancy, Central & Western New York

2:00     Control and management of hydrilla

2:30     Wrap-up

To register (free) or for questions, contact

Jennifer Hillmer, Invasive Plant Coordinator
Division of Natural Resources
440-213-2542 (cell)


Cleveland Metroparks
Crooked River CWMA
Great Lakes United
Ohio Invasive Plants Council

Hydrilla Workshop Agenda_Directions


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