1st Annual NIIPP Meeting

NIIPP held its first annual meeting on Thursday, September 15th, 2011 at the Morton Arboretum. More than sixty-four people representing forty-three organizations attended.  We extend a special thank you to all that attended and to those who gave presentations.

Attending organizations: Argonne National Lab, Campton Township, Cantigny, Cardno Entrix, Chicago Botanic Garden, Chicago Wilderness, ComEd, DuPage County FPD, Federal Highway Administration, Field Museum, FPD Cook County, FPD Will County, Frankfort Square Park District, Friends of the Parks, Hey & Associates, Illinois Department Natural Resources, Illinois Department of Transportation District 1, Illinois Tollway Authority, IL-IN Sea Grant, Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, Kane County FPD, Lake County Health Department-Lakes Management Unit, Lake Forest Openlands, Lake County FPD, McHenry County Conservation District, McHenry County DOT, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, Morton Arboretum, U.S. Natural Resource Conservation Service, PD Highland Park, Pizzo and Associates, Plainfield Park District, Stantec, Tallgrass Restoration, Turning Leaf Conservation, U of I Extension, Upland Design, USDA APHIS, USFS-Midewin, Village of Lincolnshire, VSN-DuPage County FPD, and Winnebago County FPD

Presentations:

Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership: A year in review- Cathy McGlynn, NIIPP Coordinator

Mather Woods Invasive Plant Control Project - James Less, Plainfield Park District 

Montrose Beach Dunes: Restoration in progress - David Hodge, Turning Leaf Conservation

Ben Haberthur, Kane County Forest Preserve District Illinois Conservation Corps,

Lynn Boerman, Illinois Department of Natural Resources Region 2

NIIPP in the Future- Cathy McGlynn, NIIPP Coordinator

Rick Wanner, IDOT District 1, and Tim Pollowy, Hey & Associates  

Annual Report: NIIPP Annual Report 2010-2011