Invasive Plant Group Seeks Public Input

(UNDATED) – The new Daviess-Martin CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area) wants to get input from residents of the two counties on their needs related to invasive plants.

The CISMA is comprised of local, state, and federal agency personnel, Purdue Extension, master gardeners, and private landowners who are concerned about the negative impacts of invasive plants. They have joined together to promote awareness and perform control measures on a larger scale.
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Asian Bush Honeysuckle an invasive plant, photo by Emily Finch
A survey has been developed to be able to prioritize the problem plants and areas. The survey is available to complete online at, or paper copies can be requested from either the Daviess or Martin County Soil and Water Conservation Districts’ offices.
Anyone who completes the survey by July 31 will be entered in a drawing to win one of the following prizes a $50 gift certificate for Bobe’s Restaurant in Washington, a Good Morning Martin County book, or a West Boggs Park season pass.
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Japanese Honeysuckle Vine an invasive plant, photo by Emily Finch
Note, contact information is required to be eligible to win the prizes, but will not be added to any mailing lists unless requested by the survey-taker. The survey is available for anyone who lives or works in Daviess and/or Martin counties, and anyone who has previously taken this survey will be automatically entered into the prize drawing.
For questions contact Emily Finch at, 812-482-1171 ext3. Interested in learning more about invasive species in Daviess and Martin counties? Follow the Daviess-Martin CISMA on Facebook.