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Lower Chippewa Invasives Partnership Inc

Spread the word, not the plant!

lcinvasives.org Tax ID 47-3567439


Lower Chippewa Invasives Partnership, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that reaches goals towards invasive species awareness and control by using Civic Governance as a new approach to educate and organize the civic infrastructure needed to produce a basis to govern for the common good and sustain democracy as a just system.  

The mission statement of the partnership is to control invasive plants by fostering partner cooperation and community action.

The partnership communicates and cooperates with conservation and environmental organizations whose goal is to do the same.  As various projects arise the organization seeks funding from local, state, and federal sources to accomplish such projects.

Major LCIP Goals

Sustain yearly community projects, presentations, and exhibitions that show the latest success and failures of invasive species control methods, maintenance, and outreach/education

Maintain working relationship and information sharing with Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, and Pierce County Highway  Departments & Townships to slow the spread of commonly found Wild Chervil, Wild Parsnip, Spotted Knapweed and Phragmites

Expand outreach and educational materials within the five-county area through media articles/news alerts, newsletters, the LCIP   website and Facebook page that will allow citizens to make educated decisions on their property and public lands

Encourage alternative uses for invasive shrubs and trees for fine art, lumber, furniture, and funding to support other organizations

Expand into Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) through Beaver Creek Reserve-Citizen Science Center AIS program and Coordinator

To use the Civic Governance model to develop active citizens the define their roles and work together for the common good of invasive species education, outreach, and control