About the CISMA

logo-v3Welcome! 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 willem.drews@in.nacdnet.net.

This past year they held a big community nature event called “Nature Days.” The theme was “Andre Michaux and the Beginning of Botany in Indiana.” The CISMA is planning to host this event annually, and the next Knox County Nature Days will be held on July, 28th, 2018 (time and location TBD).

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