NORTH WEBSTER — A new local Invasive Species management group has been created as part of a statewide program to control the spread of harmful invasive plants on our land and in our water.
Kosciusko Water and Woodlands Invasive Partnership, or KWWIP, is a cooperative group that includes a broad cross-section of partners (landowners, natural resource managers, local government).
- Peggy Wihebrink – Chapman Lakes Foundation
- Jewel Wise – Clayton’s Garden Center
- Andrea Baker – Koinonia Environmental Center
- Stan Moore – Kosciusko County Soil & Water Conservation District
- Caitlin Yoder – Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams
- Erica Luchik & Dugan Julian – Southern Indiana Cooperative Invasives Management
- Cecilie Keenan-Smalley Lake Association
- Lyn Crighton – The Watershed Foundation
- Cecilie Keenan
- Crossroads Bank
- Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams
- Lyn Crighton
- Peggy Wihebrink
- Stan Moore
- The Watershed Foundation
Together, the partners create a long-term commitment to the organization and focus on creating a comprehensive plan for invasive species management within Kosciusko county. KWWIP also facilitates cooperation across jurisdictional and land ownership boundaries.
We are currently seeking new members, financial partners and volunteers to get this important initiative underway.
Become a member today. The membership form can be accessed on the KWWIP Facebook page by clicking the blue “sign-up” button. Send your contribution to KWWIP, PO Box 113, North Webster, IN 46555 or via PayPal to [email protected].
The next All-Member Meeting will be held virtually at 6:30 p.m. on March 16, for all current or prospective members. KWWIP is currently seeking a secretary and members for the Terrestrial, Aquatic, and Outreach Committees. If you are interested in attending the meeting or filling either of these roles please contact [email protected].