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.
Generally 1st Wednesday of each month
(alternating day and evening)
Location: Annex Building
Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds
2003 Pleasant St. Noblesville, IN 46060
March 12 - 6-8pm, Annex (Thursday)
April 1 - Noon-2pm, ONLINE MEETING
May 20 - 6-8pm, ONLINE MEETING
June 17th (pushed back from June 3rd) - Noon-2pm
ONLINE, Meeting notes
July 15th (pushed back from July 1st) - 6-8pm
ONLINE Meeting- Pre-registration required HERE
In-person mtg also available, email Claire for info
August 12 - Noon-2pm, Annex (2nd Wednesday)
September 2 - 6-8 pm, Annex
October 7 - noon-2pm, Winks Building
November 4 - 6-8pm, Annex
December 2 - Noon-2pm, Annex
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.
HIP in the News
IndyStar - Here's why you should think twice before planting a Bradford pear tree (4.21.20)
Questions about HIP or invasive species? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the SWCD at 317-773-2181.