October General Meeting Agenda/Notes
A summary of events is presented in this email. The full agenda and notes from the September meeting are available as a pdf via the button below. All previous meeting agendas and newsletters are available on the HIP website here. Scroll to the bottom for meeting notes. 

Upcoming events, summaries, & important dates  (Always at www.hcinvasives.org/events)

Cool Creek Weed Wrangle
October 9 from 9:00am – 12:00pm at Cool Creek Park

HIP Strike Team @ MacGregor Park at HY31 and HY38
Oct. 23rd, 9AM to noon 
Register here.

Amos Butler Audubon Society (ABAS) and HIP Strike Team workday with CCPR
Wednesday 10/13 from 4:30-6:00.  Invasives and trash pick up options.
Register here

Carmel HOA group (CNAN) – Claire to present on 10/28 @ 6pm

November 20th - Strike Team at Dillon Park (led by Master Gardeners)

New Program - Invasive Species Trade In

This fall the Hamilton County Invasives Partnership and Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District are offering a invasive species trade in program.  For a limited time and as supplies last, property owners can show proof of removal of an invasive species on their Hamilton County property and receive one 5 gallon native species specimen for FREE! Supplies are very limited so apply asap.  


Strike Team Event a Success

The HIP strike team held a work day at Fall Creek Township Natural Area in Fishers on 10/2. The HIP Strike Team is a group led by experienced volunteers and/or SWCD staff volunteers who provide technical support and labor to remove invasive species at partner sites. 

Strike Team Safety and Eradication Techniques Workshop

The combined HIP and Master Gardener strike teams offered a hands on training to Master Gardeners on 9/27. Herbicide use and safety as well as physical management strategies and tools were covered. Attendees were engaged in lively conservations and demos.  More of these sessions will be offered in the future. 


Education Station
New resources available from Midwest Invasive Plant Network

Garlic Mustard in the Midwest: An overview for managers


Next HIP Meeting - November 3rd at 12pm
HIP general meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month, alternating between noon and six pm.  Register for the online meeting link here


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. 

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

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