It's time to jump in!

It is a very exciting time for HIP! We have a LOT of exciting projects started and even more planned. We're forming partnerships, launching our website, planning volunteer Weed Wrangles, coordinating Strike Team workdays, developing resources, creating educational resources like signage and boot brush stations and so much more.  Take a moment to review our February meeting notes and the content in this newsletter then join us for a committee or monthly meeting. Registration links are below.


Review our 2021 goals here.
See something that interests you? Join us to help put it in action!


Previous Meeting Notes

Next HIP Meeting
March 3rd, 2021 at 12pm on zoom


Additional trainings/webinars not mentioned in our meeting:

NAISMA’s Online Invasive Species Management Training Program
You can earn a Certificate of Invasive Species Management from NAISMA after completing this self-paced, college level online learning course. It is flexible and has options of different courses. Learn more about this training opportunity and register here. 

Indiana Native Plant Society Central Chapter Webinar
Native Plantings in INDOT'S Roadside Management Program
February 16th, on Zoom at 7 p.m.
Learn how Indiana Department of Transportation strives to manage their roadsides to introduce native plants and control invasive and noxious weeds, all while maintaining expected levels of safety and aesthetic appeal. Matt Krauchar, a Specialist in Indiana Department of Transportation’s Roadside Management Program, will provide a virtual, (approx) 40 minute presentation of their work followed by time for Q & A. Register here:

Woodland Stewards Webinar Series: Safety Tips for Working in your Woods
Feb 16th at 1pm eastern
While working outside has many benefits for your personal health, including clean air and exercise, there are a few things to do to keep yourself safe from itchy-bitey-pokey things out there. Join this session to learn more about ways to stay safe while working in the woods, even with power tools! Learn more and register here.

SICIM Annual Meeting: Topic: Working Towards Resiliency in an Uncertain World
March 25th, 2021, 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM 
Guest speaker will be John Shuey, Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy. Registration is free. We hope you will join us as we will explore how all the land management activities that we do on our property fits into connecting and creating resilient lands across Indiana. Register here:



Education Committee Meeting

The education committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month at noon. 
February 17th at 12pm

Technical Committee Meeting 

The technical committee will meet via Zoom on February 10th at 2:30pm.

February Meeting Agenda/Notes

Review the previous HIP meeting agenda and associated notes via the button below.

Education Station
Taylor shared her "Winter Invasives Mgt." article.

Sign up to give an Education Station presentation!

Other Updates and Info

HIP in the news

Upcoming Meetings
1st Wednesday of each month, alternating day and evening meetings. All meetings are virtual until further notice.

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


Registration links for these meetings can be found at

Watch our webinars online

Invasive Species in Indiana and the Terrestrial Plant Rule 

How to Report Invasive Species in Indiana Using EDDMappS


Upcoming events & important dates

  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week – Feb 22-28 and May 15-22, 2021
  • Indiana Invasive Species Awareness Week – April 18-24th
  • Strike Team - March 20th 9am-4pm at Riverside Intermediate 
  • HIP hosts HAMPA – April 8th
  • 1st Quarterly CISMA Network Mtg.  Feb. 11th 11:30-12:30
  • TPR Enforcement Lunch and Learn with IDNR – Wed. 3/10/21 at 12pm
  • 2021 CISMA Conference- first week of August

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You can get the HIP logo embroidered on any of thousands of items available through Lands' End Business.   Shop from the HIP store to get started!

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