In case you missed it, WHIP held our Annual Meeting at the Woodruff Town Hall this year, on March 21st, with a crowd of 48 partners, colleagues, and members of the public. We had excellent invasive species presentations from Linda Williams (Wisconsin DNR), Ann Mawicke (Natural Lakes Private Preserve), Michele Sadauskas (Oneida County LWCD), and Carly Lapin (Wisconsin DNR). Thank you to our Partners who stayed to participate in this meeting! Business meeting highlights include:
As a result of a connection made at the Annual Meeting, WHIP was able to rapidly prepare and submit a new grant proposal to the DNR’s weed management area program before April 1st. This grant would support continued assistance to private landowners with their invasive species, and also Spotted Knapweed control followed by important restoration and native plantings to benefit pollinators. Thank you Quita Sheehan and Michele Sadauskas for help with making the connection and contributing to the application!
We are grateful to the members of the media for coverage before and after this event, especially Beckie Gaskill and Ben Meyer who attended. If others have photos to share we'd love to see them. In case you missed these, here are a few great links:
Beckie’s article on the Natural Lakes Private Preserve volunteer efforts
Beckie’s editorial on Terrestrial Invasive Species in ourown yards!
WJFW’s coverage of the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine changes
Our Facebook post including photos
Our Up North @4 segment on WJFW Ch. 12
This year, WHIP's Annual Meeting will take place in the County Boardroom on the 2nd floor of the Oneida County Courthouse, in Rhinelander. We will start at 1:00pm with a review of our 2016 activities, then enjoy some refreshments, and then proceed to our Business Meeting at 2:00pm. All are welcome!
This is the one time of year when all our Partners gather in the same room! Hear about WHIP's accomplishments in 2016 and help plan out our 2017 goals. A flyer and our detailed agenda are below. We would love to see you and hear from you! Thanks!