Service area: Southern Illinois
About us: The River to River Cooperative Weed Management Area (CWMA) is a partnership between 13 federal and state agencies, organizations, and universities aimed at coordinating efforts and programs for addressing the threat of invasive plants in Southern Illinois. The CWMA was formally established in 2006 and addresses both terrestrial and aquatic invasive plant species through collaborative projects and activities focused in the following areas: Education / Public Awareness; Early Detection and Rapid Response; Prevention; Control and Management; Research.
The CWMA is grant funded and projects-based. Our goal is to cooperatively address the short and long-term effects of non-native invasive plants across jurisdictional boundaries within the 11 southern counties of Illinois.
Participating organizations include: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Pulling Together Initiative; Boat U.S. Foundation; USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection Program; National Forest Foundation; Illinois Department of Natural Resources Habitat Fund grant programs
Contact information: To reach River to River CWMA’s Member Community Coordinator, Nick Seaton, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org