*NEW* We're Hiring! – MIPN is looking to hire a part-time assistant. Please download the detailed job description (pdf) for more details. Inquiries and applications should be sent to mipn@mortonarb.org. Review of applicants will begin in early February, 2018.

*NEW* 2018 Membership – Now is a great time to renew or buy a new MIPN membership! For the first time, we are offering a 2-year membership option to make life a little easier. Sign up here and receive some great benefits!

*NEW* Woody Invasive Collaborative – MIPN is thrilled to announce that we received a grant through the U.S. EPA's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative program to lead a regional conversation on woody invasive plants. We will also be working on new tools and resources related to controlling and preventing spread of woody species. Find a full press release and more here.

*NEW* Newsletter Archives - We have a new web archive of our member newsletters. We started with 2017, and will be adding more back issues over the weeks to come. Want to receive our latest? It's a benefit of membership!

Now on Social Media – Check us out on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest on invasive plants in the Midwest, including relevant events and news.


Buy Publications Online – MIPN’s publications are now available via The Morton Arboretum’s online store, so placing an order has never been easier! We currently have two field guides, a “why should I care” informational pamphlet, and two “keep a lookout” fact sheets available. Remember, MIPN members receive a 10% discount of their pre-shipping order of MIPN publications!


*NEW* Invaded Site Restoration Webinars - We are happy to announce a short series of webinars this winter, focused on restoring sites that have been heavily invaded by problem plants. The second in the series will focus on Canada thistle in prairie systems and will be Feb. 13, 2018, 11:30 - 12:30 CST. Click here for more information and here for free registration!

Save the Date! UMISC 2018 – MIPN will be partnering with the Invasive Plant Association of Wisconsin (IPAW), the Minnesota Invasive Species Advisory Council (MISAC), and, special this year, the National Association of Invasive Species Management (NAISMA) to bring you a joint UMISC/NAISMA conference. UMISC 2018 will be in Rochester, MN on October 15 - 18, 2018, and the official save the date is here (jpg) and here (pdf) Please share with your colleagues and help make UMISC the largest North American invasive species conference for another edition!

Webinar Presentation on MIPN's Work with Green Industry - Two members of MIPN's board recently presented on our work with the green industry to develop cooperative strategies for reducing the spread of ornamental invasive plants. The webinar recording is available for viewing online.

Great Lakes Early Detection Network App Training – Check out this webinar to learn about new features to the GLEDN app, including the ability to create polygons for invasive species infestations and recording species not observed during surveys. Please contact the MIPN Coordinator if you are interested in in-person training on the GLEDN app for your organization.

Ornamental Invasives/Invasive Plants in Trade – Check out MIPN’s video describing the threats posed by ornamental plants with invasive tendencies. The video highlights common buckthorn, Japanese barberry, winged burning bush, and Callery pear. For more information about Callery pear, watch this webinar presented by MIPN Board member and plant population biologist Dr. Theresa Culley of University of Cincinnati.