The Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership is a cooperative weed management area, a regional organization that brings together all interested landowners, land managers (private, city, county, state, and federal), non-profits, private entities, industry, special districts, and the public in the defined geographic boundaries of the Chicago Wilderness region for the purpose of coordinating and combining their resources, expertise, and activities for more efficient and effective management of invasive plant species across jurisdictional boundaries.
Our mission is to prevent and control new plant invasions, control and manage current invasions, support informed management decisions, and raise public awareness concerning the threat posed by invasive plants. Our goal is to minimize the adverse impacts invasive plants have on our open lands in northeast Illinois, especially on native habitats and their native plants and wildlife.
Our geographic range covers 18 counties in northeastern Illinois. If your organization or agency is located within the Chicago Wilderness region (map link here) and you are interested in learning more about the Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership (NIIPP), please take a moment to explore our website.
There are many great opportunities to work together in NE Illinois to stop the spread of invasive plants and we look forward to working with you. If you would like to be added to the NIIPP email list please contact us via email or phone.
Cathy McGlynn and the NIIPP Steering Committee
Cathy McGlynn, Coordinator
Northeast Illinois Invasive Plant Partnership
c/o Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road | Glencoe, IL 60022
Office 847-242-6423 | Mobile 845-667-4981| Fax 847-242-6330
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