June Updates

The first Hamilton County Invasive Species Awareness Week was a great success!  Relive the fun or catch up on what you missed via the links below. 

Our next HIP meeting on July 7th will be in person!  Find the link to RSVP below.  You'll also find a link to a recording of our June education station presentation by Duke Energy covering invasive management in their utility right of ways.


Next HIP Meeting - IN PERSON
HIP general meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, alternating between noon and six pm.  Join us July 7th for our first IN PERSON meeting of 2021.  We will meet at 12pm in the Conference Room in the main building of the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds.

June General Meeting Agenda/Notes
The agenda and notes from the June meeting are available below.

June Education Station: Duke Energy - Invasive Vegetation Within Utility Right of Ways

Presented by: Andrew Mertz, System Forester for Distribution Vegetation Management, Duke Energy

See upcoming trainings, events, and volunteer opportunities on the HIP website

Meets on 3rd Wednesday of
the month at noon.

Education Committee
The ed com. is working on identifying the best ways to connect with target audiences, the new HIP website and educational resources, Boot Brush station development and more. Your time and talents would be welcome additions!

Meets on the 2nd Wednesday
of the month at 2:30.

Technical Committee Meeting 
The tech comm is planning Strike Team events, figuring out GIS mapping/reporting options, training to offer invasive species site assessments, and more. There is a study group/materials for those interested in obtaining their pesticide applicator certification. They will also be calling on others to report phenology info related to the timing of invasive species leaf out, seed set, blooming, etc. across the county. 

Other Updates and Info

HIP in the news (click title to read)

Upcoming Meetings
1st Wednesday of each month, alternating day and evening meetings. 

Dates and registration links for these meetings can be found at www.hcinvasives.org/hip-meetings

Upcoming events & important dates

View here: www.hcinvasives.org/events

Order HIP Gear 

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!

Screenprinted short and long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, and face masks are available via the HIP store on Bonfire

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