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Apply to Join the IPAW Board!

IPAW is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to promote better stewardship of the natural resources of Wisconsin by advancing the understanding of invasive plants, preventing their introduction and encouraging the control of their spread”. IPAW achieves its mission through the dedication and activity of its volunteer board members and a part-time program assistant.

We are currently recruiting up to 4 new board members to help us advance our mission. Service on our board is ideal for people who have any of the following characteristics:

  • Are passionate about protecting Wisconsin’s natural resources
  • Have experience with invasive plant identification, management, and/or monitoring in Wisconsin/the Great Lakes Region
  • Are comfortable fielding questions about invasive plants or directing people to relevant invasive plant resources

We are especially interested in gaining board members who have experience or want to gain experience in areas such as:

  • Educating the general public about invasive plants
  • Communications, including via newsletter, website management, and social media
  • Conference/event planning
  • Non-profit administration (e.g., non-profit law, bookkeeping, fundraising)

Board members serve 3-year terms and may serve up to 3 consecutive terms. General board member expectations include:

  • Attend bi-monthly board meetings. Meetings usually occur via Zoom, with 1-2 in-person/hybrid meetings per year.
  • Participate in one or more committees that advance our mission, including (but not limited to): communications, education (events/tabling), conference (Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference), nominations
  • Support existing partnerships and build new partnerships between IPAW and other organizations, such as businesses, agencies, other non-profits, local residents, and others

Application process:

  • To indicate your interest in serving on IPAW’s board of directors, please complete and submit the online application by September 30th. Note that we will begin reviewing and voting on applications as early as our July board meeting (to take place after July 15th) and on a rolling basis through the end of September.
  • If you have questions about IPAW or serving on the board of directors, please contact our board president, Kari Hagenow ( or 920-333-1754)

You are donating to : The Invasive Plants Association of Wisconsin, a non-profit organization, making your donation tax deductible.

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