Please Help to report 2019 Invasive Plant Activity

We need your help with our reporting on the work of CIPWG and all that we’ve accomplished over the course of this year.  With the transition of responsibility to the new co-chairs and UConn staff since Donna Ellis’ retirement, we have collected less reports of activity than in past years.  We need this information for reporting purposes, so please take a moment to help!
We created a new, easier format for reporting.  Please report any of your CIPWG/invasive plant activity since January 2019 – lectures, invasive plant management events, educational outreach, workshops taught, etc.  

Please click here to complete the quick survey.

FALL 2019 CIPWG General Meeting- Oct 24 2019

CIPWG Fall General Meeting, October 24, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

– free and open to all interested individuals

– Tolland County Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Ave., Vernon, CT

Come hear updates on invasive plants and native alternatives in Connecticut.

Special Guest Speaker, Annise Dobson,   Asian Jumping Worms 101: 

Identification, Impacts on Plants and Ecosystems, and Steps Toward Solutions

Full Agenda    Driving Directions

 

2018 CIPWG Symposium Podcasts

To listen to recent podcasts about the upcoming CIPWG Symposium, click the links below:

  1. Donna Ellis interviewed with John Voket from Connoisseur Media:

 

https://audioboom.com/posts/6992071-invasive-plants-symposium-protecting-the-sound-informct-consumer-survey-q2

 

  1.  Charlotte Pyle and Judy Preston were interviewed by Suzanne Thompson with CT Outdoors:

 

http://www.wliswmrd.net/ – click on “On Demand” and scroll through Podcasts to 8//28/18 podcast.

Japanese Barberry, Ticks, and Lyme Disease

Listed below are various news articles regarding Japanese Barberry, Ticks and Lyme Disease:

 

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Expert-Suggestions-for-Removing-Japanese-Barberry–448183243.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Popular-Shrub-Linked-to-Rising-Rates-of-Lyme-Disease-in-Ticks-447990093.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/troubleshooters/Efforts-Underway-to-Reduce-Risk-from-Common-Shrub-Linked-With-Ticks-447993493.html

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Japanese-Barberry-Plant-Big-Problem-In-Spread-Of-Ticks-Lyme-Disease-446821003.html

CIPWG recipient of 2016 Environmental Organization Award

CIPWG received the 2016 Environmental Organization Award from the Connecticut River Coastal Conservation District on November 5, 2016, “In recognition of CIPWG’s extensive long-term efforts to raise awareness about the threat of invasive plants, and your support and promotion of our invasive plant guide”.