NEW - #InvasivesBucketChallenge

For Hamilton County Invasive Species Awareness Week (HC ISAW) 2022 we are offering 5 gallon buckets to aid you in your invasive species management efforts. While supplies last, free buckets with garlic mustard info are available at the Hamilton County SWCD and several county partners. Fill your bucket (or any bucket) with invasives and snap a a photo. Post on your social media with the hashtag #invasivesbucketchallenge and tag HIP (@hcinvasives) for a chance to win prizes during HC ISAW. 

Don't forget to challenge a few friends and neighbors to fill their bucket by tagging them in your post!


Join your neighbor and fight invasive species

We're excited to kick off another year of Weed Wrangle volunteer invasive species workdays. HIP partners throughout the county will be hosting these volunteer events to educate and promote stewardship of properties with invasive species. 


Find the list of Hamilton County Weed Wrangles on our website.
More events are being added each week!


Volunteer with the Strike Team

The Strike Team will be tackling honeysuckle at MacGregor Park in Westfield on March 26th from 12-3. Registration is required.

Hamilton County Invasives GIS Update

In early January, HIP convened local parks and natural resources partners to start work on a collaborative, county-wide GIS (geographic information system) platform where invasive species and their management could be tracked and mapped in one location.  We have made significant progress over the last few months and are already ready to do a soft launch of the platform. Look for additional updates soon. Partnerships make things happen!



March General Meeting Agenda/Notes
All previous meeting agendas and newsletters are available on the HIP website here. Scroll to the bottom for meeting notes. 

Next HIP General Meeting - May 4th at 12pm
HIP general meetings are held the first Wednesday of every other month at 12pm. Meetings will be in person but offer an online option as well. Register here.  Committee meetings are held monthly. These meetings and committee work is where the real action happens. Please sign up for the technical or education committee mailing lists when you register for the HIP general meeting. 

We're ready for you!  Join the education and/or technical committee to take on a role in fighting invasives in our county.  There are all kinds of ways to help for people of varying skill sets, availability, and invasives knowledge. 


The education committee meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 12pm online/in person. Sign up for the HIP Education Committee mailing list for meeting details and access links.


The technical committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 2:30pm. Email for info. 


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

SICIM Annual Meeting

SICIM Annual Partners Meeting is on March 17 at 9am (EST). This is a free and virtual event, and registration is required. Hear about SICIM's accomplishments in 2021, updates on the Indiana Invasives Initiative, and to hear from two amazing speakers.

Other Updates and Info

HIP in the news (click title to read)

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