Welcome! The Knox County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) is a local, non-profit organization, whose mission is to minimize the impact of invasive plant species in Knox County by educating the public, monitoring and removing invasive plants, and promoting and protecting native plants.
The group was formed in 2014 to address invasive species in the county. In 2016, the Knox County SWCD hired Will Drews as a Natural Resource Specialist with coordinating the CISMA as one of the functions of his job. The Knox County CISMA holds monthly meetings and invasive species workdays. To get more information about the group, contact Will Drews at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2018, the Knox County CISMA officially became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The CISMA also elected its first officers:
- President – Dave Deem
- Vice President – Denise Egel
- Treasurer – Dorothy McDowell
- Secretary – Larry Sutterer
In Jan. 2019, the CISMA hosted its first Annual Meeting and reelected the 2018 officers to serve again for 2019.
For the past two years, the CISMA has held a big community nature event called “Knox County Nature Days.” The theme for the inaugural event in 2017 was “Andre Michaux and the Beginning of Botany in Indiana.” Last year the theme was “Trees: the Good, the Bad, and Hope for the Future.” The CISMA is planning to host this event annually, and the next Knox County Nature Days will be held on July, 27th, 2019 (time and location TBD).
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See calendar below for upcoming events!
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