Invasive Species News

IPANE Receives State Accolades

In February, 2008 the state of Connecticut presented IPANE with two certificates highlighting the accomplishments of the program: one is from the state legislature and one is from Governor M. Jodi Rell. These citations were given for the collaborative work IPANE participated in to develop a list of invasive plants for Connecticut. The criteria included in the Connecticut statutes were modified from those IPANE developed for Massachusetts. The statement from the governor also officially proclaims February 24 to March 1, 2008 as Weed Awareness Week for Connecticut. IPANE is designated by name in the Connecticut statutes as a seated member of the Invasive Plant Council and we are heavily involved in the Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group.

Congratulations to all the volunteers who helped make this possible!

Check out the link below to view the citations:

State of Connecticut General Assembly Official Citation

State of Connecticut Official Statement of the Governor