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.
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.
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
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!