The National Invasive Aquatic Plant Outreach and Research Initiative

This part of the web site was created under a national initiative of Sea Grant. The initiative also supports research and information products about invasive aquatic plants. Here are the initiative partners, and what we're doing:

The Partners:
(listed alphabetically)

 

Patrice Charlebois charlebo@uiuc.edu

    Biological Resources Specialist
    Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant
      Role: Develop and distribute a brochure for the small-scale hobbyist focusing on risk factors, informed plant purchases, and proper disposal methods of both "contaminants" and complete plants at the end of the gardening season.

 

Heather Crawford heather.crawford@uconn.edu

    Marine Advisory Program Educator
    Connecticut Sea Grant
      Role: Coordinate steering committee meetings. Develop and distribute a brochure for contractors, developers, homeowner associations, and non-profit organizations on recommendations to reduce the introduction of invasive plants during "aquascaping" and restoration activities.

 

Barbara Doll barbara_doll@ncsu.edu

    Water Quality Specialist
    North Carolina Sea Grant
      Role: Co-lead the development and distribution of an identification field guide of over 20 selected invasive aquatic and wetland plants nationwide for regulatory and environmental agency personnel.

 

Douglas Jensen djensen1@d.umn.edu

    Exotic Species Center Information Coordinator
    Minnesota Sea Grant
      Role: Coordinate the production and distribution of an identification field guide of over 20 selected invasive aquatic and wetland plants nationwide for general public audiences such as shoreline property owners, landscapers, and lake associations.

 

Stratford Kay stratford_kay@ncsu.edu

    Associate Professor of Crop Science
    North Carolina State University
      Role: Co-lead the development and distribution of an identification field guide of over 20 selected invasive aquatic and wetland plants nationwide for regulatory and environmental agency personnel.

 

Ann Murray

 

Barbara Peichel bpeichel@d.umn.edu

    Program Assistant
    Minnesota Sea Grant
      Role: Develop and distribute an identification field guide of over 20 selected invasive aquatic and wetland plants nationwide for general public audiences such as shoreline property owners, landscapers, and lake associations.

 

The Late Victor Ramey

 

Kristin TePas ktepas@uiuc.edu

 

A national steering committee assisted this project team in selecting the list of 20 invasive aquatic and wetland plants nationwide for the educational products and are currently providing technical reviews for material under development. The steering committee is composed of representatives from the aquatic plant industry, state and federal agencies, and non-governmental organizations.