2018 Annual Meeting
Please join us for our upcoming Annual Meeting on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Dawes Arboretum. The keynote speaker is Dr. Theresa Culley speaking about “Spreading the Word: The Role of Public Gardens as Sentinels Against Plant Invasions”. The meeting agenda also includes David Kirska who will share the History of Mentor Marsh, an update on OIPC 2017 accomplishments, information on the new ODA Invasive Plant Rules, OIPC plans for 2018, as well as the election of new Board members. Details and registration HERE.
2017 Annual Meeting
The meeting will feature presentations and a panel discussion by representatives of Ohio's Cooperative Weed Management Areas, a presentation on The Nature Conservancy's invasive plant efforts, as well as an update on OIPC's 2016 accomplishments. Registration will be free and box lunches can be ordered in advance for a small fee. Opportunities for co-sponsors and their displays are available for a limited number of partners.
Council Annual Meeting
The 2016 Research Conference Proceedings (PDF) can be found HERE. OIPC meets during the first quarter of every year, typically in February. The date and location of the meeting are announced at least ten days prior to the meeting. Election of Council Officers and Directors, educational programs, and networking all take place at the annual meeting.
Regular meetings of the Board are held on dates and at times fixed by the Board. At present, the Board meets bi-monthly (six times per year). At the will of the Board, these meetings are opened to the general Council membership.
Special Board meetings may be called at any time by any Officer of the Board or any four Directors for any purpose(s). Notice of the time, place, and purpose(s) of every special meeting is given to each Director in person, by mail, by fax, or by phone at least 48 hours before the meeting.
Council Work Group Meetings
Work Group meetings may be called at any time by the Chairperson(s) of the work group. For further information about Work Group functions and current activities, consult the WORK GROUP page HERE.
Education and Training
OIPC offers a number of training sessions and educational meetings throughout the year. For a current listing of upcoming events, please visit our EVENTS page HERE.