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2015 Membership

Your membership helps us continue our work to reduce the impacts of invasive plants in the Midwest! New this year: you have the option to join MIPN using our online membership registration form and paying member dues through PayPal! Please consider becoming a new member or renewing your membership today!


In November, MIPN hosted the 2nd Invasive Plants in Trade Working Group meeting in Indianapolis, IN. The focus of this workgroup is to encourage education and interaction between land managers, researchers, and industry staff on the topic of invasive ornamental plants. MIPN's ultimate goal is to find ways to reduce the sales of invasive ornamental plants in the Midwest, and these working group meetings are part of this effort. This past November the working group focused on risk assessments of invasive plants across our region and how to reconcile differences in assessment outcomes across states. For a full report of the meeting, click here.


Midwest Invasive Plant Network Receives National Invasive Species Award
The Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) has been chosen as the recipient of the Education and Awareness on Invasive Species Partner Award from the United States Forest Service's National Forest System Invasive Species Program. This national award recognizes a partner or cooperator with the Forest Service who has demonstrated outstanding cooperation and achievements related to environmental education and awareness of invasive species issues at the national, regional, or community level.


Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference
Thank you to the 665 researchers, land managers, natural resource professionals, landowners, sponsors, exhibitors, students, and others that made UMISC 2014 a grand success! MIPN was honored to be a co-host of the conference, and appreciate the effort and energy all UMISC attendees and presenters brought to Duluth. Look for copies of many of the oral presentations that were given on MIPN's conference and proceedings webpage.


NEWS & INFORMATION

See what MIPN members at the Three Rivers Park District are doing to control Oriental bittersweet in this great YouTube video. Thank you to Three Rivers for your invasive plant management leadership and work!


Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) App Updates - Webinar.
Check out this webinar to learn about new features to the GLEDN app, including the ability to create polygons for invasive species infestations and recording species not observed during surveys.


Invasive Plants in Trade Webinar: Callery Pear, presented by Theresa Culley


Cultivating Awareness: Ornamental plants invading natural areas. This MIPN film documents the impact of common buckthorn, Japanese barberry, burning bush, and Callery pear on natural areas in the Midwest.


Oriental Bittersweet Brochure - 1 MB


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Ohio Invasive Plants Council Annual Meeting
Highbanks Metro Park, Columbus, OH
February 10, 2015


Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership (www.niipp.net) Invasive Plant Workshop
City of Evanston, Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston, IL
February 19, 2015, 9:00 - 12:00


Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership (www.niipp.net) Invasive Plant Workshop
Glencoe Park District, Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road, Glencoe, IL
March 13, 2015, 9:00 - 12:00


Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership (www.niipp.net) Invasive Plant Workshop
Wilmette Park District, 3555 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL
March 24, 2015, 9:00 - 12:00