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Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership: A Year in Review.

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1 Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership: A Year in Review

2 Goals Establishment Education and Outreach Early Detection and Rapid Response Coordinating Control and Management Research on Invasive Plant Biology and Control David Eagan

3 Establishment Formally establish CWMA Establish CWMA structure and reporting procedures Establish working relationship with partners and increase regional awareness of CWMA Identify and secure additional funding D. Maurer

4 Establishment Timeline Coordinator hired August 2010 Name chosen October 2010 RFPs for small grants November 2010 1 st in-person Steering Committee meeting December 2010 C.McGlynn

5 Establishment Timeline MOU completed and sent to partners February 14, 2011 1st signature on MOU February 15, 2011 Website goes live April 2011 Annual Operating Plan May 2011 NIIPP logo July 2011 D.Maurer

6 Education and Outreach Increase awareness of prevention Reduce intentional planting or introduction Reduce unintentional transport D. Maurer

7 Reduce Intentional Planting or Introduction Donnelley Foundation Grant collaboration- Education and Outreach to Green Industry D. Maurer

8 Reduce Unintentional Transport Clean Boats, Clean Waters Program Hydrilla Management Plan New Invaders Watch Program C.McGlynn

9 Early Detection and Rapid Response Coordinate regional detection Facilitate and coordinate regional rapid response

10 Coordinate Regional Detection

11 Facilitate and Coordinate Rapid Response New Invader Alerts (collaboration with River to River CWMA) Landowner assistance Statewide Hydrilla management plan (EDRR)

12 Coordinating Control and Management Coordinate control among all types of landowners and land managers D.MaurerC. McGlynn

13 Working on Both Sides of the Boundary Working with partners from diverse fields: Union Pacific RR and McHenry County CD Burlington North Santa Fe Railway and Kane County FPD ComEd and Will County and Cook County FPDs IDOT District 1 and multiple FPDs, villages Canadian National Railroad, IDOT D1, Will County FPD, and USFS (potentially) Nate Kay C. McGlynn

14 Partner Control Efforts Village of Algonquin= 44 acres Chicago Botanic Garden= 230 acres Fermilab Natural Areas= 2518 acres IDOT District 1 = 500 acres FPD Cook County = 1594 acres D. Maurer

15 Website Website: Sharing information about species, BMPs, technical courses, and conference/workshop presentations with all partners D. Maurer

16 Small Grants 29.5 acres of invasive plants treated Species - wild chervil, tall goldenrod, common reed, common buckthorn, garlic mustard, reed canary grass Habitats- Dunes, Woodlands, Riparian, C. McGlynn

17 Research on Invasive Plant Biology / Control Assist universities, botanic gardens, arboretums, and other research organizations with addressing scientific questions C.McGlynn

18 Research on Invasive Plant Biology / Control 1 st meeting of Wild Chervil control research group after this meeting…. Blue Globe Thistle research to follow? C.McGlynn

19 Garlic Mustard Challenge C. McGlynn

20 Garlic Mustard Challenge 18 organizations 40 events 52, 606 lbs of garlic mustard pulled Winner of the USFS Garlic Mustard Challenge 2011! A. Cisneros, USFS

21 Garlic Mustard Challenge 6. Calumet Association 1911 lbs 5. Lake County FPD 3811 lbs 4. Morton Arboretum 4027 lbs 3. Park District of Highland Park 7680 lbs 2. Hawthorne Hill Nature Center 10800 lbs And… 1. Lake Forest Openlands 19800 lbs!! D. Maurer

22 Garlic Mustard (modified)Haiku Sailed the great pond With beautiful white crosses Headstones for natives But joyful pulling for NIIPP A. Cisneros-USFS

23 Thank you! Lake in the Hills, McHenry County

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