Hamilton County Invasives Partnership
The Hamilton County Invasives Partnership (HIP) was established in 2019 and the counties Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA). CISMAs were first known as CWMAs, or Cooperative Weed Management Areas. Sometimes called Coalitions, Partnerships, or Councils, CISMAs are formed to collectively combat the problem of invasive species spreading across the landscape. CISMAs can vary greatly in their geographic range, activity level, and focus, and are usually comprised of representatives from various governmental agencies, non-profits, and concerned citizens or citizen groups (from SICIM).
Representatives from municipalities, parks departments, non-profits, businesses, advocacy organizations, and private landowners are working to form a CISMA in Hamilton County.
Any individual or representative who is interested in addressing invasive species in Hamilton County is invited to join us-- you do not have to be an expert. Fill out the sign up form below to get on the mailing list.
The Hamilton County Invasives Partnership is a coalition whose mission is to mobilize land stewards to manage and eliminate invasive species in Hamilton County. We will do this through education and encouraging action.
The HIP technical committee issued a survey to find the most problematic invasive species in Hamilton County. See the results at the button below.
Upcoming Meeting Schedule
1st Wednesday of each month
(alternating 12pm & 6pm)
Location: virtual until further notice
Technical Committee, December 9th, 7:00 pm
2021 Meeting Schedule
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January 6, 12 pm
February 3, 6 pm
March 3, 12 pm
April 7, 6 pm
May 5, 12 pm
June 2, 6 pm
July 7, 12 pm
August 4, 6 pm
September 1, 12 pm
October 6, 6 pm
November 3, 12 pm
December 1, 6 pm
These meetings are open to the public, please join us if you would like to learn more or join the fight against invasive species in Hamilton County.
Upcoming events & important dates:
HIP in the News
IndyStar - Here's why you should think twice before planting a Bradford pear tree (4.21.20)
The Times - HIP awarded as recipient of 2020 Weed Wrangler Award (10.6.20)
Current Publications - Survey reveals most invasive plant species in Hamilton County (10.21.20)
Indy Star - Volunteers seek to clear White River Banks in Hamilton County of invasive plants (11.9.20)
Questions about HIP or invasive species? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SWCD at 317-773-2181.