ARCADIA – The Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network, in partnership with the Manistee Conservation District, will host artist and environmentalist Emily Cook as she teaches community members how to turn an invasive species into kraft paper .

The class is scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on May 26 at the Pleasant Valley Community Center at 3586 Glovers Lake Road in Arcadia.

Registration is mandatory. Those interested can register at HabitatMatters.org/Events. Questions can be directed to Audrey Menninga, coordinator of the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network, at 231-299-0786 or [email protected]

The event is free and open to all ages, but registration is limited to 30 participants.

All materials will be provided to participants. Participants should wear clothes that are easy to put on and can get dirty.

Cook works for the Benzie Conservation District as an Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. Previously, she was an outreach specialist for the Invasive Species Network, where she provided community education on invasive plants and hosted volunteer events, including garlic mustard raffles and baby’s breath bees.